BSNL pan-India IPTV services

Indian telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) has formed an agreement with the SmarTV Group for the launch of pan-India IPTV services, following a test launch of the service in a few major cities. BSNL has plans to add 100,000 customers to its IPTV service by March 2009. The SmarTV Group, which consists of Smart Digivision and Smart Broadband Services, has also entered a long-term contract with another telco, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL), for the delivery of similar IPTV services.