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City of Nuenen Launches Narrowsteps TV-Station-In-A-BoxFirst Community Television over Fiber to The Home broadband network (March 22, 2005)
On March 23rd 2005 Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Laurens-Jan Brinkhorst will officially open Ons Net Broadband Network in the Dutch City of Nuenen.
In a period of just over a year, Nuenen completed possibly the worlds most sophisticated broadband network with speeds of more than 10Megabytes per connection.
The Fiber To The Home (FTTH) project was started by a local housing corporation and meanwhile 97% of all households have subscribed to the services of Ons Net.
The support of the Ministry Of Economic Affairs has enabled Nuenen to become a unique testbed for new broadband services, such as Community Television.
?Ons Net in Nuenen will be an inspiration to rest of the world for new broadband services and applications, similar to how the town of Nuenen inspired one of the worlds greatest artists, Vincent van Gogh, says Kees Rovers, Managing Director of Close the Gap and Innoventia BV, one of the initiators of Ons Net.
Nuenens Broadband Community TV Channel, www.onsnetonline.nl could become the centrepiece for communication for the entire population of Nuenen.
The TV Channel which has a 24-hour programming schedule combined with a unique ?easy to use on demand search function for all programmes, is powered by Narrowsteps TV Station In A Box.
Narrowstep has signed an agreement with Innoventia BV to run onsnetonline.nl as a pilot project for a period of 3 months.
The video content will initially consist of a variety of local productions focussing on cultural events, sports, local government information, informational health programmes, regional promotion etc.
By applying Narrowsteps Adserver all programmes can be easily inserted with local and national advertising.
?Ons Net in Nuenen is the perfect example of how local television will be shaping the future of broadcasting. As a company we are proud to be part of this development, stated Iolo Jones, CEO of Narrowstep Inc.
Narrowstep currently offers the most powerful media platform for global broadband content delivery. Narrowsteps broadband channels are the only comprehensive platform especially designed according to the individual requirements of organisations and ISPs and is available for delivering video content services not only to broadband, but also to wireless devices, points of sale and retail, bars and pubs and also to broadcasters.
The platform supports a number of commercial models and has been deployed globally with over 30 customers (channels) and 10 million viewers over the past eighteen months.
For more information visit www.narrowstep.com.
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