Beijing TV gets license to b’cast IPTV

Sina reports license will be issued in March

SHANGHAI — Beijing TV Station has been awarded China’s sixth license to broadcast IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) by the country’s TV authorities, according to a report on Sina.com.

In September, Shanghai Media Group was the first broadcaster to start offering IPTV services, including approximately 50 TV channels, movies on demand and a range of interactive information services.

Subsequent licenses have been granted to China Central Television Intl., Southern Media Corp., China Radio Intl. and China National Radio.

Licenses grant broadcasters the right to collaborate with local TV stations to set up smaller regional IPTV operations. IPTV networks are operated with the assistance of telecom giants China Telecom and China Netcom.

Sina reports Beijing TV’s license will be issued in March.

IPTV’s subscription base is still very low, with less than a million signed up by the end of last year. Authorities aim to have 20 million subscribers by 2010.

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