Telkom Media is today demonstrating its IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) platform, a service the company plans to introduce during 2008. 

IPTV is one of the services that will be made available on the next-generation network (NGN) that Telkom is rolling out.
Telkom Media has applied for a pay-TV cable and satellite broadcast licence via a consortium that includes Videovision, Women's Development Bank and MSG Afrika Media.
The company says it has already invested about R7-billion in setting up a subscription TV service as well as other technologies such as IPTV and video on demand.
In a March presentation, Telkom's managing executive: retail markets, Steven Hayward said Telkom planned to offer basic IPTV service this year on its NGN, with full interactive HDTV (high-definition TV) and IPTV available by 2011.
Currently, South Africans spend about R7,57-billion a year on entertainment and media, a figure that is expected to grow at 9% a year to R9,78-billion by 2011.