Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Korea Telecom Launches IPTV Service

Korea Telecom has expanded its Mega TV IPTV service nationally across Korea. Up to now it has been available only in Seoul and nearby cities. It is now available to Korea Telecom's 5.5 million broadband users.

Korea Telecom expects to attract 300,000 subscribers by the end of 2007 and to increase the number to one million in 2008.

The Mega TV service will offer video-on-demand programming services along with interactive TV services, including an electronic program guide. Programs include movies, sports, culture, animation, documentaries, drama and educational content. Research conducted during the Mega TV pilot phase indicates that 84 percent of target customers would like to acquire the service.

The situation in Korea is confusing. The last I heard, regulatory issues had put Korea Telecom's Mega TV plans on hold. It appeared a month ago that these regulatory issues would not be resolved until next year. I will make another post when I get more information.

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