China’s Internet-based TV faces hurdles – Xinhua

From Xinhua News Agency (link):

Internet-based television services such as video-on-demand won’t be widely adopted in China until 2008, according to new reports from research firms that watch the industry.

The obstacles include uncertain policies, immature technology and high prices, according to research firms iSuppli Corp, Deloitte and International Data Corp.

The Internet-protocol TV user base in China reached 300,000 in 2005 – a huge leap from the previous year’s 50,000 but still only a limited portion of the total TV user base of 300 million.


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