IPTV in China still faces significant barriers – China Netcom official – Interfax China

From Interfax China (link): China’s IPTV market, despite huge potential, is still facing a number of issues on policy, business operation, and technology, Tang Xiongyan, deputy head of China Netcom’s research academy, said Tuesday. “IPTV is still at an early stage of market exploration and more patience is required,” Tang said at the 2006 China […]

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 […]

Shanghai Media Group wins Net TV licence

From the South China Morning Post, via Asia Media: China’s main broadcast authority says it has issued entertainment conglomerate Shanghai Media Group the country’s first license for TV broadcasts via the internet, known as IPTV. The license gives state-owned SMG the right to broadcast programs on the Internet and via mobile phone networks, the State […]



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