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Europa Networks delivers low-bandwidth IPTV with Haivision and Amino

Europa Networks, an alternative fixed-line provider that serves the UK expatriate community in Spain, has chosen Haivision’s Furnace IP video delivery system to stream free-to-air content from the UK over IPTV as a free value-added service to its subscribers.

Haivision is supplying 20 Barracuda H.264 encoders to Europa Network for the service. Europa says it is able to deliver high-quality IPTV over standard 1-3Mbps internet connections using Haivision’s HiLo-Streaming variable bit-rate technology, with lower bandwidth connections able to deliver the service to PCs only via Haivision’s InStream player. The company is delivering 12 channels to PCs and Amino set-top boxes. Europa Vision recently expanded its subscriber base from 15,000 to 27,000 customers.