20 mln IPTV subscribers in Asia by 2009

According to IDC, the number of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) subscribers in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) is expected to grow from nearly 500K subscribers in 2004 to over 20 mln subscribers by 2009 with an impressive CAGR of 110% -- We think this actually be low and a consercative estimate. A meaningless chart is shown below.

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May 19 Daily News PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 May 2005

China's 1st IPTV License Open for Broadcasters, Telecom Operators

Since the Shanghai Media Group (SMG) got China's first license of Internet Protocol (IP) TV service this month, major broadcasters and telecom operators have been agitated by the breakthrough in this potentially lucrative field.

Unlike traditional cable or wireless TV, IPTV enables broadband Internet users to access TV broadcasting services on their computers or TV sets with a set-top box. Some advanced mobile phone users can also be IPTV users with the technological progress.

China now has about 320 million mobile phone users, 100 million cable TV subscribers, and nearly 23 million broadband Internet users. Analysts expect the country's broadband users to hit the 40 million mark this year.

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Chinese megavendors have yet to conquer IPTV. The bad news: They're working on it. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 May 2005

The good news for North American and European equipment vendors: Chinese megavendors have yet to conquer IPTV. The bad news: They're working on it.

The "Big Three" -- which include Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., ZTE Corp. (Shenzhen: 000063 - message board; Hong Kong: 0763) and UTStarcom Inc. (Nasdaq: UTSIE - message board) -- are grabbing market share worldwide in numerous infrastructure product categories and have good prospects for further expanding their reach, according to a new report from Light Reading Insider.

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Overpriced Content for ipTV -- A Trend? PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 May 2005
Overpriced Content Exemplified by AP Story
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Cable television often boasts that it can deliver esoteric fare suiting nearly any taste. But it could be rendered obsolete by the likes of Bill Eason's hog cooking class. The North Carolina cook's program - self-described as an "all-day, whole hog class edited down to 45 minutes on how to find, select, prepare and serve whole hog from the man who cooks several hundred per year" - will be available for a $1.99 download as early as next month on something called DaveTV

May 18 Daily News PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 May 2005

BigBand offers advanced video coding for IPTV
Telecom Paper (subscription) - Houten,Netherlands
US video, voice and data network platform provider BigBand Networks is now offering AVC (advanced video coding) solutions for IPTV services. ...

Broadstream offers Music Choice for IPTV
Informitv - UK
Broadstream and Music Choice have launched a service offering forty specialist digital music channels for IPTV services. The package ...

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