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Encyclopedia > Virtual Digital Cable
Virtual Digital Cable Corporation
Virtual Digital Cable
Type Private
Founded 2006 in Northbrook, Illinois
Location Northbrook, Illinois
Industry Telecommunications
Internet Television
IPTV
Television
Products TOD
Broadcasting
Narrowcasting
Website www.vdc.com

VDC Corporation, based in Northbrook, Illinois, is the first company to deliver Television On the Desktop, or TOD, programming over IP to desktop computers, cell phones, and mobile devices. With their proprietary network, hardware, and software solutions VDC brings cable television programming to subscribers of the VDC service. Image File history File links VDC_logo. ... A privately-held corporation is one whose ownership shares are not publicly traded. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Northbrook is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Northbrook is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... BlackBerry 7100t Telecommunications is the communication of information over a distance. ... Internet Television (or just Internet TV) is television distributed via the Internet. ... It has been suggested that IP Media be merged into this article or section. ... Television On the Desktop (TOD) allows internet users the ability to receive digital cable services and programming on their PC. Notes and references Wolinsky, Howard, Northbrook start-up sends cable TV to PC, phone, Chicago Sun-Times, April 10, 2006. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Narrowcasting has traditionally been understood as the dissemination of information (usually by radio or television) to a narrow audience, not to the general public. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... Northbrook is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Television On the Desktop (TOD) allows internet users the ability to receive digital cable services and programming on their PC. Notes and references Wolinsky, Howard, Northbrook start-up sends cable TV to PC, phone, Chicago Sun-Times, April 10, 2006. ...


History

Beginning in 2003, VDC Corporation began building an infrastructure that would enable the seamless and secure broadcast of conventional television signals over broadband internet connections to reach a global audience. Originally developing a platform for broadcasting exclusively to the cell phone and mobile market, VDC began to expand to a much wider audience and developed a solution to deliver a television-like experience to the millions of businesses and homes connected to the internet.


Programming

VDC programming includes conventional cable broadcast content, specialty niche programming, and has plans to offer High Definition (HD), video on demand (VOD), and pay-per-view services. It has been suggested that High Definition Video be merged into this article or section. ... Video on demand (VOD) systems allow users to select and watch video content over a network as part of an interactive television system. ... Pay-per-view is the system in which television viewers can purchase events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ...


External Links

  • Official website
  • Multichannel News Article

 
 

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