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Cable & Wireless launches IPTV in the Channel Islands

A new IPTV service has been launched in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man by Cable & Wireless Communications, offering customers a number of bundle options and new local programming.

The services will be provided by Sure, the telco’s brand in the Channel Islands (located in the English Channel) and the Isle of Man (located in the Irish Sea).

In addition to linear television, customers will also have access to time-shifting features, the ability to record around 160 hours of programming, and a smartphone application that lets them browse and record programmes.

On offer will be 19 free-to-view digital channels currently available in the islands, plus additional channels like Film 4, ITV3, ITV4, Five*, Five USA, CITV and Bloomberg TV. 11 UK radio channels and local radio stations will also be available on the service.

Sure TV’s ‘My island on demand’ portal will enable customers to download locally made programmes and films, and the telco plans to work with local community organisations, charities and film makers to give them the facility to upload to the portal. Content will include the Isle of Man’s first TV news station and Guernsey Football Association matches.

Cable & Wireless Communications also provides pay TV services in Panama, Monaco, Barbados and St. Lucia, and mobile TV in Jamaica.

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