Internet TV licences

The China Daily has published an article titled "Coming soon: Television via the Internet".

IPTV refers to TV broadcasting services based on Internet protocol, under which subscribers to the services can watch TV on a computer screen. IPTV offers both live streaming services and video on demand (VOD) services over the Internet.

China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television [SARFT] is likely to issue IPTV licences this year.

There's the rub! There is no new technology here; what is happening is that SARFT wants to regulate streaming and downloadable media that already exists.

The China Daily article is here.

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