Yale unlocking campus-wide IPTV service

Undergraduates to get about 30 channels of Comcast content
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Yale University is preparing to launch an on-campus IPTV service with about 30 channels of high definition programming provided by Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA). The video will be available to students living on campus via computer screens.

"It's going to be really good for news and really good for sports--things that you have to see live," said John Gonzalez, Yale college council president, in a World PC TV story.

Right now, Gonzalez said, access to programming such as NFL football and presidential debates--and how's that for diversity?--are pretty much inaccessible at campus locations.

"The new IPTV program will provide students with access to these kinds of televised events anywhere on campus," the educator said. "The university is so confident in IPTV technology that future campus buildings will be built without traditional cable wiring."

That's a bad news/good news scenario for Comcast. The cable provider, which now provides the university campus with its traditional cable wiring, will see that slowly go away. on the other hand, it will be the content provider as students stream content to their television sets and mobile and tablet devices using IP.

For more:
- World PC TV had this story

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