Wednesday, July 25, 2007

BSNL will start IPTV August 15

Indian telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) announced that its IPTV service will be launched in Kolkata on August 15 . This enhancement of Calcutta Telephones’ existing broadband service will have 100 TV channels, video-on-demand (one movie will cost between US$.25 and US$1.25). The roll out of IPTV will begin from Salt Lake area and gradually move to other parts of the city. The monthly fixed charge of IPTV will be US$6.25plus taxes.
IPTV in India is starting to pick up some momentum. The small number of broadband lines in India compared to the rest of the world will keep its rate of growth down.

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