Olympics stoke interest in Chinese IPTV

Telcos in China are reporting accelerated IPTV sign-ups just ahead of the beginning the Summer Olympics in Beijing this weekend, according to an IPTV News post citing local news reports. China Telecom reportedly is receiving about 3,000 applications for IPTV services each day, while Shanghai Telecom has also said that it will promote a new picture-in-picture service during the Olympics that will allow viewers to watch more than one event on the same screen. China Telecom recently was nearing 1 million IPTV customers, and Shanghai Telecom currently has 510,000 IPTV customers.

For more:
- see this post at IPTV News

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