This is a follow-up story on my first report about Habu.TV last year in July 2008. Talking with Mr. Clay Cook, the CEO/Chairman of Vision One Global Communications, a full-service communications provider to the the large contingent of US Military and Expats living in Japan, says the road has not been without it’s “pot-holes”. “We have been through no less than 3 different providers and potential providers of the IPTV services we were searching for to find the absolute finest quality, reliability, and user-friendly solutionfor our Constituents here.”, says Clay. “One might think that it would be easy to find such a solution…but marrying 2 or 3parties to ensure that the Customer receives the absolute bestservice for the best price…and meets all the other criteria mentioned…has been a long and windy road.”
“The great news for the market here in Asia is that now we have found it…and have launched. With over 250 channels of quality US TV programming streamed directly to anywhere in the world utilizing SlingBox technology with an actual set-top box solution to your TV and or computer, you can now watch all of your favorite TV shows, dramas, pro-sports, college sports, movies, news, entertainment. Our channel line-up includes: Every HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Netflix, ESPN, FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, BET, MTV, digital music radio with every genre, Sci-FI, Discovery, Disney, History, Nat Geo, and so much more!”
I asked Mr. Cook what separates your service from the rest of the pack of newly formed IPTV services being offered? “Well, simply put, we have the entire solution, not only the SlingBox streaming to your computer, but we offer the SlingCatcher set-top box decoder using SlingMedia’s advanced IPTV network with their proprietary compression that allows for higher quality streaming with lower bandwidth requirements on the Client’s viewing end; which is very appealing to our Clients in Asian countries with challenged bandwidth infrastructures.” Says Mr. Cook.
Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore are all “pretty good”, says Clay. “However, there are many Expats and US Government employees living in say Thailand and Phillippines that want our services; and this provides them with the ability to watch their TV as well. All they have to do to test their bandwidth is click for a free demo and download the software to their computer and see for themselves…very easy.”
“We are excited about approaching the various US Expat and Government agencies in the region and actually showing them working demos with the set-top boxes. We believe that when they see how good the picture and reliability of the stream with the ability to record or time-shift their programming and watch it later on our hosted DVR’s, it will be an easy choice.” says Clay.
Indeed I have checked out the site and it is up and running. Just go to and see for yourself what you might be missing.