LIME, Cable & Wireless Communications' Caribbean unit, has begun offering a broadband-based IPTV service in Barbados. Subscribers will be able to access up to 130 video channels and on demand content in their living room set top box or connected device (Roku or a gaming device like a Wii) over their broadband connection.
The channel lineup includes U.S. network channels from ABC, CBC and NBC, in addition to sports channels such as ESPN, music channels including MTV, children's channels including Nickelodeon, news channels and lifestyle channels including the Warner Bros. channel and BBC America. Eligible subscribers can also purchase premium sports and movie channels including HBO and Max (formerly Cinemax).
Complementing the traditional and premium channel lineup will be LIME's own LIMEstyle channel, which will be used to showcase its products, services and promotions.
Barbados is a prime location for LIME to launch its IPTV service.
With a population of around 280,000, and approximately 137,000 wireline connections in service, Chris Dehring, Chief Marketing Officer of LIME, said the "launch of LIME TV is an important step towards delivering entertainment services to all our customers."
The new IPTV service comes on the heels of CWC's move to roll out its 100 Mbps residential Fiber to the Home (FTTH) service to its Montego Bay and St. Catherine markets in Jamaica leveraging Calix's (NYSE: CALX) GPON equipment. In Barbados it is leveraging Calix's C7 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) to deliver copper and fiber-based access services.
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