MatrixStream claims its IMX IPTV platform includes all the network technology necessary to encode, encrypt, watermark, manage, store, and deliver multimedia content over any broadband network. The company says it can deliver HD-quality video over any broadband network, including those lacking quality of service (QoS).
MyTVPal.com will use the MatrixStream IMX 1020 HD IPTV set-top box to deliver video directly to TVs. Representatives of MyTVPal.com and MatrixStream were not available to explain how users would be able to get the boxes, and at what cost.
MyTVPal.com at the same time said it intends to launch a new video-on-demand service. The first long-form item available will be “North America’s Best Independent Animated Shorts.” The 84-minute compilation was supposed to be available starting yesterday (Jan. 1), but the bulk of the content listed as of today (Jan. 2) on the company’s Web site was a series of trailers for major motion pictures.
MyTVPAL.com also has long had a downloadable viewer that allows users to view HD streams on their PCs. Content currently available includes streams of HD channels from Russia, China, Hungary, Argentina and Aruba.
PC-based VOD is due later this month, according to the company. MyTVPal.com promises a series of obscure titles, including Born To Win, If Tomorrow Comes, Wake, and classic thrillers like Night of the Living Dead, and Bad Lieutenant (misidentified in the company’s press release as “Corrupt Lieutenant”). Films will be available for a monthly subscription fee.