European phone companies push ahead on Internet television

Several European phone companies this week plan to announce major expansions of Internet protocol television, or IPTV, led by Deutsche Telekom, which is spending €3 billion and so far has wired 15 million German households, or roughly 4 in 10, for broadband TV.The moves will put Europe, which some analysts say already leads the globe in Internet TV, further ahead of the United States and Asia in this field. But despite the flurry of interest in digital video, skeptics say that it is not clear that IPTV has a future as a stand-alone business for telephone companies.
http://iht.com/articles/2007/08/28/business/tv.php
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/29/business/worldbusiness/29tele.html

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