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Oh dear!: Tiscali merges with Homechoice

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Old August 14th 06, 02:36 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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The last week has seen speculation of deal with Tiscali and Video Networks
International, now the speculation can end. A deal has been announced
whereby Video Networks International who own Homechoice will sell the
business in return for a 11.5% stake in Tiscali UK. The Independent and The
Guardian has more on the news.

Tiscali already has a broadband user-base of around 1.2 million customers,
so it is not so much a move to acquire the 45,000 Homechoice customers, but
access to the technology and experience that Homechoice has in the video
over broadband arena. Homechoice has had its video over DSL product
available since 2000, and is available in London and Stevenage. The original
product relied upon a BT Wholesale product called BT Videostream, but with
the advent of unbundling it has created its own network of 145 LLU enabled
exchanges where it can offer video over broadband, up to 8Mbps ADSL service
and telephone packages.

It is possible that with the increased


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