Shanghai's IPTV Households Top One Million Mark

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SHANGHAI ( -- At the end of last year, Shanghai had one million Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) users, more than any other city in China, according to China Telecommunications Corp.

Shanghai has 6.7 million TV households, according to Nielsen, representing 17.34 million TV viewers in a city with 18.9 million residents.

At the end of 2008, Shanghai had about 745,000 IPTV users. IPTV services in that city are jointly provided by China Telecom's subsidiary, Shanghai Telecom and Shanghai Media Group's (SMG) BesTV subsidiary.

Nationally, China now has just over three million people receiving TV content via IPTV, a system through which digital television service is delivered using the internet, instead of being delivered through a traditional radio frequency broadcast, a satellite signal or a cable television format.

Sources: Nielsen, Interfax-China

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