IPTV take off hindered by lack of packages

According to Internet provider BSNL, IPTV is being delayed in India because two of the major players, Sony and Zee, have not confirmed their channel packages. “We have just received word from Sony confirming their IPTV packages, but not from Zee. We are hopeful that all packages will be procured in a month’s time,” said the chief general manager of Calcutta Telephones, SK Chakravarty. Another major company that has not confirmed its participation is ESPN STAR Sports. Chakravarty said, “We have deliberately not advertised for IPTV on a large scale as we do not want to publicise it before we procure all the channels.”

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