Sydney, Australia: The only IPTV channel in the world, in the international language of Esperanto, debuted on 5 April 2014. This new television channel is broadcast via high-speed Internet with IPTV technology. It is available worldwide via any device with a high-speed Internet connection, i.e. Internet-enabled TVs, computers, tablet computers and smartphones (Android and iOS), and further growth and customer support is planned for other continents mid-2014. The content is mostly in Esperanto, and consists of original or dubbed, unique and attractive programs, and also carefully selected videos created by contributors around the world.
The main purpose of the new broadcast channel “Esperanto-TV” is to deliver attractive content to all levels of speakers of Esperanto, from beginners to native speakers. Some programs will also be available in other languages, e.g. language courses for English speakers.
Esperanto-TV is the result of cooperation between the Sydney-based Language Festival Association and the Australian media company iStreamStudios. A representative of the Board of Esperanto-TV, Richard Delamore, describes its purpose as ‘To serve and grow the Esperanto community around the world, and also to provide non-Esperanto speakers with insights into this unique community.’