Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Giles Cottle: IPTV operators can't escape the content issue

Giles Cottle , a research analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media, writes that despite their lack of television success to date, telcos still place a great deal of faith in IPTV, putting it front and center of their content strategies. They see it as crucial to taking on cablers, which continue to muscle in on their voice and broadband territories.
"Although Belgacom and BT have recently reported more encouraging metrics, most IPTV services just don't have the subscribers. And even those that do aren't making money, with TV existing primarily to bolster the attractiveness of bundled offerings."

IPTV News via Informa Telecoms & Media's Intelligence Centre

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