Press Releases 2005

SOFTBANK announces the launch of an experimental demonstration of the internet movie broadcasting service “TV Bank (tentative name)” that provides 3 services; a multi-channel video streaming, Video-On-Demand (VOD), and a video search.

Oct. 20, 2005

SOFTBANK group (“the Group”) representative: Masayoshi Son) announced today that it launches an experimental demonstration of the internet movie broadcasting service, named “TV Bank (tentative name)” (http://www.tv-bank.com/), which provides 3 services; a multi-channel video streaming, Video-On-Demand (VOD), and a video search on October 20 2005.

The beta version of “TV Bank (tentative name)” is a fully opened type of service in which every broadband-based user can enjoy the various video contents on the net on their PCs, as well as the highly distinguished contents provided by the major contents providers, both domestic and international.

The Group will pursue the verification of the service aligned with the contents providers to enable the official launch next spring or afterwards.

About TV Bank (tentative name)

URL http://www.tv-bank.com/
Bit rate
  • Multi-channel movie streaming approx. 300~768kbps
  • 1.5Mbps
Suggested circuit speed Over 2Mbps
Required software
  • Windows Media Player 9 series or later
  • Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 or later
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