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Super Bowl XL in Japan via IPTV

Kevin C. Tofel

If you missed the big game, you probably also missed the rebroadcast in Japan courtesy of NTV and NTT. The two companies shot a 70Mbps HD stream of the game across the Internet for a tape delayed broadcast at midnight on Monday. The high-definition IPTV program was available to Japanese consumers over NTV's digital terrestrial channel to demonstrate the process. NTT implemented their Global Super Link last year to help propel high-def video around the planet, but it's not yet in widespread usage. These types of demos likely strike fear in the hearts of DIRECTV and DISH Network, since it's much easier and cost-effective to expand your network here on Earth than it is 26,000 miles in space.

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