In what appears to be a major fishing expedition to attract ISP’s or content providers to their technology, a US manufacturer of a content set to box, is claiming that an Australian Video Company is set to deliver a” high speed fibre network” in Australia using cloud computing to deliver content .
MatrixStream, refuse to divulge the name of their partner who they claim is set to deliver Australia’s first “high def IPTV managed cloud service over the Internet”.
Nor will they divulge where this phantom partner is getting their content from or which Hollywood movie houses have signed up with their “fibre” partner.
Maxistream claim that initially the new 1080p IPTV service will be offered as a managed IPTV service.
They claim that any TV viewer in Australia with a broadband connection can view live high def TV and Video on Demand in Full HD 1080p with 5.1 surround sound without any buffering or jerkiness usually associated with Internet video.
They claim that the MatrixStream IPTV platform also support features such as targeted advertising, 3DTV, pause live TV, DVR, Music and Photos, Games, and TV apps. Consumers can access the new IPTV service via MX 1 HD Box and on selected Blue ray players and Internet connected HDTV.
No box has been made available for testing nor does the Company have any known operations in Australia.
In an interview with SmartHouse, Aaron Keogh, Director of marketing of MatrixStream said from the US that he had spent the past 24 hours talking to Australian journalist about the technology however he refuses to reveal the identity of his client “My client has influential partners some of them are the most important decision makers in Australia they have access to content”.
He said that the Australian Fiber VSP has just finished a 6 Month trial of streaming 1080p live TV and video on demand across Australia and the APAC region.
Keogh bragged that his client had recently concluded successfully and contract negotiations and discussions are underway with several service providers based on the MatrixStream IPTV technology.
Keogh said that several rural areas such as Parks and Condoblin have been tested with the MatrixCast technology and have performed flawlessly for both SD and HD trial content and that plans are now underway to create a super IPTV head end to support Australia’s NBN rollout and the APAC regions. Neighbouring areas such as New Zealand, Fiji, Malaysia, and Indonesia will benefit from the proven success and super head end plans in Australia.
When it was pointed out to Keogh that the bulk of Australia did not have fibre and that the NBN roll out was several years away he said “that is not our problem we build the hardware”.
He then said that the Fiber VSP will offer an optional unbundled ADSL2+ line to stream the new IPTV services so customers can stream all they want without incurring any bandwidth charges.
The MatrixStream IPTV cloud service will give Australia consumers unprecedented access to HDTV content from around the world unparalleled in Australian history.” Keogh said.