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Goldstone Tech to launch IPTV in Malaysia

November 15, 2007 02:06 IST

Hyderabad-based Goldstone Technologies, a software technology and services company, is all set to launch IPTV services in Malaysia and Thailand.

GTL has tied up with MOL AccessPortal Berhad of Malaysia to launch the service.

MOL, which is controlled by Tan Sri Vincent Tan, chairman, Berjaya Corporation Group, specialises in Internet media and e-commerce.

It is the largest online gaming aggregator in Malaysia, and has three wholly-owned subsidiaries engaged in media content and online payment service providers.

In Thailand, GTL has signed an agreement with Synap Media & Infotech Company (a business group promoted by various media and financial professionals with interests in hospitality industry) for its media business which includes IPTV in Thailand and Hong Kong.

Synap is launching its hospitality services in 2,000 hotel rooms in Thailand. Goldstone will provide a portfolio of programming through its IPTV service in Thailand.

Malaysia has a sizeable Indian population, but just one Hindi and three Tamil channels are available from the existing service providers.

"With Goldstone's IPTV services, subscribers would not only have a wider option to watch Indian TV channels, but they will also be able to watch on demand movies and TV programmes which are not available now through any service provider," said MOL Chief Executive Officer Ganesh Kumar Bangah.

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