Mobile service provider Reliance Communications (RCom) plans to launch its much-awaited Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service in Delhi and Mumbai in the next three months, a top company official has said.
"We plan to start our proposed IPTV service initially in Delhi and Mumbai in the next three months. In the second
phase, we also have plans to introduce it in six other cities," RCom's chief executive officer (DTH and IPTV) Sanjay
Behl told PTI in Mumbai.
IPTV operates on video signals received via the Net using a set-top box that will make TV viewing more interactive, Behl said.
Moreover, IPTV will offer the largest library of national, international and regional video content, such as,
movies and music, among others. Besides, customers can have a choice of over hundred TV channels, including high definition
(HD) channels and exclusive Reliance channels, Behl said.
IPTV uses standard networking protocols, which promises lower costs for operators and lower prices for users. Using
set-top boxes with broadband Internet connections, video can be streamed to households more efficiently than current
In the past, MTNL and BSNL have launched IPTV.
The Asia-Pacific IPTV market revenues are projected to cross the USD 3-billion mark by 2013.