The big-ticket news is Virgin Media Inc. (Nasdaq: VMED) shelving IPTV until at least 2009.
Their strategy of "doing less properly" sounds like a cop-out -- but then again, maybe AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) could have used that kind of scaling back before issuing its first U-verse projections. (See AT&T Readjusts U-verse Forecast .)
Meanwhile, The Register is giving Salt SA a hard time about a self-imposed IPTV deadline. It's not looking good.
This item isn't in the same league, but: Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (NYSE: CHT) apparently isn't quite ready to say it's broadcasting IPTV from the 2008 Olympics.
Of course, other countries are still taking the lead in IPTV. Here in my non U-verse corner of the Valley, I'm just happy to have what the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considers "broadband."
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading