eWAN1 Inc has confirmed that subscribers of its new global internet television service, scheduled to launch shortly, will be able to access their local TV stations plus eWAN’s initial 75 channels of traditional broadcast TV in 36 major languages.
eWAN1 specializes in broadband network solutions including high-speed internet access, data, gaming, voice and video services. The company says among the languages being supported by the new internet TV service is Urdu. As this langauge is spoken in Afghanistan and parts of Iraq, it is seen as a significant addition to the US State Department’s ongoing program to provide alternate programming in those countries.
Scott Kettle, eWAN’s president, said, Our ability to appeal to and accommodate the global customer is what will truly set eWAN’s service offering apart from our would-be competitors. Our ability to offer our service in Urdu is particularly compelling in that it directly helps US efforts in both Iraq and Afghanistan. We are honored to be able to contribute to the overall effort in providing the programming and medium that we hope will result in a lasting free and democratic society in these embattled parts of the Middle East.