Thursday, November 24, 2005

HK's PCCW Eyes Expanding Internet TV platform to Spain

From Forbes:

"PCCW Ltd is considering introducing its internet protocol television (IPTV) platform, Now Broadband TV, in overseas markets, including Spain, the South China Morning Post reported, citing deputy chairman Jack So Chak-kwong. He said the company is in talks with Spain's Telefonica for introduction of Now TV in that country."

From The Standard: NOW TV attracts 500,000 viewers

"NOW Broadband TV, the pay-television unit of Hong Kong's largest phone company PCCW, said its subscribers have reached 500,000 this month, representing a 13.3 percent increase from June's figure of 441,000."

"NOW TV said Wednesday it will add four new channels including CNN International, two additional HBO channels and STAR Chinese Movie's Video On Demand (VOD) channel over the next two months, bringing the total number of channels to 90.

"[VOD] service will be the main revenue driver for NOW TV because of its flexibility of content selection," Jack So (vice chairman PCCW) said. "


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