Monday, November 19, 2007


KBS WORLD: "The multimedia era and IPTV legislation of IPTV


A special sub-committee of the National Assembly has reached an agreement on key issues of the IPTV legislation, providing momentum for the emergence of converged media. The IPTV service, not backed by laws, has so far been limited to video-on-demand, or VOD service. The legislation, however, will make the IPTV service complete with real-time broadcasting and other services. The bill will have to pass the plenary session of the National Assembly. The passage may not come easily, but an agreement at the committee level can be regarded as an important step toward legislation. It is expected that a full IPTV service will be made available in the first half of 2008 at the earliest. IPTV stands for internet protocol television. It’s a kind of interactive TV service that uses a broadband Internet network. The interactive IPTV service will be completely different from existing TV service which merely provides customers with passive viewing opportunities."

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