8.7 mln Europeans to have IPTV by 2009

About 8.7 mln Europeans will be watching television over the Internet by 2009, or 9.4% of a market currently dominated by cable and satellite operators. A 13-fold increase in demand for Internet protocol television, or IPTV, from about 658,000 subscribers currently, will be driven primarily by telephone companies seeking to tap their large customer bases, said Screen Digest.