12.3 mln IPTV subscribers worldwide

The number of Internet TV subscribers more than doubled in 2007 to 12.3 mln worldwide. Western Europe, led by France, accounted for 57% of global IPTV subscribers, Informa Telecoms & Media said. China now has about 1 mln IPTV subscribers and Hong Kong already had 1 mln in September 2007, making it the world’s most mature IPTV market with 60% of DSL broadband customers subscribing for TV over the Web.