May 10, 2011

Minnna TV launched; viewable with TV or iPad through Internet /Cnet Japan

Tacsol started free Internet TV broadcasting service, Minnna TV from May 1.

Currently it has dedicated channels including Minnna Channel or Haato Channel. Like TV programs, it broadcasts multi channels based on a program listing. In addition, on-demand streaming is available such as Minogashi Channel allowing to view a program within a week after broadcast.

Also, it has shopping function linked with TV program, which lets users to buy goods introduced on programs.

Each program get assigned to a channel, with which users can choose the program. Available devices include Internet enabled TV, PC, iPad, iPhone, Google TV and so on. Android will be supported soon.

Cnet 5/10/2011

  • The service uses IP multicast for broadcasting. 
  • At this moment, there are three channels all of which are run by Tacsol itself. It seems to be a key to have other providers as soon as possible. 

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