Coming Soon to TV Land: The Internet, Actually - New York Times: "Potentially, IPTV could replace the 100- or 500-channel world of the cable and satellite companies with millions of hybrid combinations that increasingly blend video, text from the Web, and even video-game-style interactivity.
Though still new, IPTV is already commercially available in limited areas both in the United States and internationally. To date, the new digital Internet content is hard to find and of uneven quality. Moreover, the consumer electronics industry is still struggling to complete copy protection agreements with Hollywood and other content providers."
Excellent market overview and dynamics snapshot. It will be interesting to see how Apple tries to reserve a prominent place for itself in the IPTV picture, during Macworld next week.