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Microsoft joins South Korean companies in IPTV venture

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 23 Jan 2008 21:53 User comments (2)

Microsoft joins South Korean companies in IPTV venture On Tuesday Microsoft reached and agreement with South Korean firms Daum Communications Corp. and Celrun to establish IPTV service in that country. Daum will be supplying content for viewing on Celrun's set-top boxes from Microsoft's MediaRoom IPTV solution. Microsoft will also be responsible for marketing beyond South Korean's borders.
Daum spokeswoman Park Hyun-Jung told AFP "The deal is part of our preparations to launch the IPTV service following the recent passage of a related bill in parliament." She added "We aim to start the VOD service in the second quarter of this year when the joint venture is formally launched."

According to Park Daum is predicting 16 million South Korean IPTV viewers by 2011.

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2 user comments

123.1.2008 22:14

I wonder if the 360 will be the most affordable option for this. And when will they roll this out in the US. Korea and Europe are getting this but not US?

218.2.2008 23:21

This is going to be very good for them.

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