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  1. 1. Accommodation & Campus Services. News Release IP Television and IP Telephony – two new exciting services available in the residences At the start of the new academic year ACS will be introducing two new services in the residences: IP Television and IP Telephony. We are working with a company called INUK to provide these services. IP Telephony IP Telephony allows students to use their computer to make and receive telephone calls. Calls between two people on this service are free. One of the big benefits to students is that the service is not limited to the University, their family and friends can use the service on their home PCs, which means free calls home! This service will also work internationally. Calls to telephones not on the service are usually much cheaper than using standard telephone lines or mobiles. This is a similar service to Skype. IP Television (IPTV) IPTV allows students to watch television over the internet on their computers. The system works in a similar way to any cable, satellite or digital TV services, except the TV channels are displayed on a computer. As well as television channels the service includes a number of Radio stations too. With this service there are 27 channels that students can receive for free, and 31 premium channels they can subscribe to. Students can still use other applications on the PC while watching TV or listening to the radio. Alternatively they can switch to full screen and sit back and enjoy full screen TV. The following TV channels are currently available Subscription £9.99 per Free Channels month Asian Premium Channels B4U Movies & Movies BBC ONE LIVINGtv (£7.99) BBC TWO Bravo SET Asia (£6.99) ITV1 ESPN Classic SET Max (£6.99)
  2. 2. SET and SET Max Channel 4 Bloomberg (£9.99) Paramount Five Comedy 1 Zee TV (£6.99) S4C Digital Style Zee Cinema (£6.99) Zee TV, Zee Cinema CBBC Channel Trouble (£9.99) National CBeebies Geographic BBC THREE FX BBC FOUR E! BBC NEWS 24 Current TV E4 MTV More 4 VH1 Film4 The Box Five US KISS Five Life Smash Hits! Propeller Q / FHM Zee Music Kerrang! Setanta Sports PCNE One TV5 Al Jazeera (Arabic) DW-TV ERT The Hits TMF Ftn (Virgin One) All residences where this service is available will be able to receive the free channels by simply registering for the service free of charge. The students can then subscribe to any channels they want (they don’t have to subscribe to any). As you can see on the channel line-up there is a great choice available including many foreign language channels. INUK are working with other television stations to increase the choice available. As well as television channels IPTV also provides approximately 25 radio stations including most of the BBC radio stations. Please note the channels and subscription prices are subject to change. One exciting opportunity this will provide is access to the Open Student Television Network (OSTN). OSTN provides channels and programming dedicated to students. There can be programming dedicated to specific academic subjects, geographical locations, student life, etc. It will also be possible for Universities to have their own television stations.
  3. 3. Over the coming academic year the service will be enhanced to included a number of new features including: • Subtitles • Audio descriptions for the visually impaired • Electronic TV Guide • Program reminders • Using the computer’s hard drive to record programs Rollout The first areas to receive IPTV and IP Telephony are: Stephenson (including Carrisbrook Court) Jonas & Halifax Crewe Flats Endcliffe Vale Flats Crescent Flats All of the University new build properties will also be enabled for IPTV and IP Telephony. As the year progresses we will look into rolling out the services in our remaining University properties.

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