Hong Kong Broadband Network adds Disney channels v

Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) has signed an agreement with Disney-ABC International Television to add the Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney to its IPTV service 'bbtv'.

Existing subscribers of the IPTV service will be entitled to access the Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney in phases, through gradual upgrading of the set-top box software. HKBN offers a full triple-play package for HK$ 159 (US$ 20.50) per month, offering high-speed broadband with downstream speeds of up to 100 Mbps, IPTV and fixed-line telephony.

Hong Kong Broadband Network, a subsidiary of City Telecom, has formidable competition in the IPTV arena from PCCW's service 'Now TV' however, which currently has around 1mn subscribers, compared to around 200,000 customers for HKBN's own offering.