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Taiwan - Digital Economy and Digital Media

Taiwan - Digital Economy and Digital Media

Recognising the ability of utilising ICT to improve both social and economic development, Taiwan has taken steps to develop a digital economy, encompassing digital media and e-services and building upon the high availability of fixed and mobile broadband networks. Private sector involvement is particularly strong in digital media, with digital media content widely accessible via HFC and IPTV networks. Telecom operators such as Chunghwa Telecom have also invested heavily in digital media as a means to cross-sell additional products to existing telecom customers.

Key developments:

CATV has maintained its subscriber base despite strong competition from Chunghwa
Taiwan's government has been a strong driver of e-government initiatives
Chunghwa Telecom continues to focus on IPTV as a cross-selling opportunity for its sizeable fixed broadband base

Companies mentioned in this report:

Chunghwa Telecom, kbro, Taiwan Broadband Communications, China Network Systems


1. Synopsis
2. Digital economy
2.1 Introduction
2.2 e-Government
3. Digital media
3.1 Overview of broadcasting market
3.1.1 Television
3.1.2 Digital terrestrial services
3.1.3 Videostreaming
3.1.4 Cable TV
4. Related reports
Table 1 Digital Set-top box subscribers 2010 - 2015
Table 2 Digital Pay TV subscrive
Table 3 Taiwan Multimedia Content Transporting Platform service 2010 - 2015
Table 4 Taiwan - Chunghwa Telecom MOD subscribers 2005 2015
Table 5 Cable TV subscribers 2002 2015
Exhibit 1 Major broadcasting organisations

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