Optical Entertainment Network (OEN) is beefing up its IPTV content portfolio with a studio dedicated to producing and distributing content in high-definition format.
OEN Studios will serve as the HD production arm of the company’s “Fision IPTV” service. The studio will develop original HD programming for syndication. The company plans to begin offering the HD service in the first quarter of 2007.
OEN, believing there is a dearth of such fare, said it has 15 new HD series already in production. The division will also produce HD commercials, documentaries, sit-coms, dramatic series and feature films. It also plans to buy HD content from independent producers and expects to distribute content on Blue-Ray-based HD DVDs, cell phones and other portable media channels.