TDS launches IPTV service in La Vergne, Tenn.

TDS Telecom (NYSE: TDS) is making good on its promise to expand its IPTV network footprint, and the launch of the service in La Vergne, Tenn. is proof of that trend.

Available initially in select La Vergne neighborhoods, eligible customers can purchase the IPTV service as either a standalone service or as part of a triple play bundle that includes broadband Internet and phone service.

Delivered via Microsoft's Mediaroom platform, the new service features 240 all-digital channels (including HD), picture-in-picture channel surfing, instant channel change, and a connected-home DVR delivered via. 

Not content to be another me-too TV service, the connected-home DVR service, a standard TDS TV service, enables customers to leverage DVR functionality and features on multiple TVs in their respective home. Users can store up to 400 hours of SD programming on the DVR.

The La Vergne launch is part of the telco's previously set goal to bring IPTV to 19 markets in 2012. Since 2008 it has been delivering IPTV service in Farragut and Mt. Juliet, Tenn. It also offers the service in St. Marys, Ga.

For more:
- see this link to TDS' IPTV page

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