Student IPTV service Inuk has said its footprint now covers 100,000 student rooms connected to the high speed JANET network. The IPTV service has 40,000 users to its free offering, though the company has declined to say how many of these have upgraded to its premium service.
Inuk began rolling out its Freewire TV service in September 2007 enabling digital TV to reach student halls where terrestrial reception is often problematic. A VoIP solution and broadband internet access is also available.
“Students across the UK are embracing Freewire as their primary TV viewing platform and are on average watching over three and a half hours of TV per day, with the early-evening soaps proving to be most popular,” said CEO Marcus Liassides. “Students are also a lot making use of the built-in ability of the Freewire platform to flip between watching their favourite shows and general web browsing on the computer.”
Additional premium channels are planned and Freewire will shortly be made available to individual households.