Hot on the heels of rival Samsung’s announcement of its deal with Teltra’s BigPond TV service, LG says it will be following suit with its Netcast-enabled TVs being able to access live streaming 24 hour free channels in the next few weeks.
The Widevine adaptive bit-rate system is able to identify the appropriate video quality to stream based on bandwidth available at the destination device.
The BigPond Movie service was already on offer to LG customers, giving them the ability to stream movies direct to their TV and AV devices.
“LG recognises that Australians want greater home entertainment choices and with the launch of BigPond TV, LG customers will hold an empowered viewing experience in the palm of their hands,” said Tim Barnes, Senior Marketing Manager, Home Entertainment, LG Electronics.
BigPond TV content will be available for all users who have a broadband connection, on a range of over 20 LG flatscreen TV models with Netcast.
Telstra’s Head of IPTV, Ben Kinealy said: “Telstra continues to lead the growth of IPTV in Australia. With BigPond TV joining BigPond Movies on LG NetCast TVs, we are expanding the choice for our IPTV audience. News, sport and entertainment available subscription free, and unmetered for most BigPond broadband customers.”