O2 shrugs off UK TV-on-demand plans

As if being the only mobile network to offer Apple’s sexiest phone ever isn’t enough, O2 could be offering you TV through your net connect

As if being the only mobile network to offer Apple’s sexiest phone ever isn’t enough, O2 could be offering you TV through your net connection very soon – but it’s not saying for sure.

Like BT, O2 would use a high-speed broadband connection to pipe anything you care to watch to your TV, if it makes up its mind. All you’d need is a broadband connection with the O2 – which is easy enough as you can already do that in the UK.

However, a UK O2 spokesperson deflected this IPTV rumouring saying UK plans are still up in the air.

According to the Guardian, O2 has an internet protocol television (IPTV) service going strong in the Czech Republic, offering gems from all the major studios, like Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Disney, Paramount and HBO.

But if O2 does decide to go ahead with it, it’d probably use its Eastern Europe ‘net-telly experience to take on Britain’s on-demand TV big-guns; Sky, BT and Virgin.

With IPTV you are King of your eyes: you can download anything you like to your set-top box and watch it when you like.

Some folks say it’s the future of TV, but what do you think?

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