Broadband Content Bits: Chinese IPTV, BT Vision/, Swedish Piracy

Chinese IPTV: New York-based Chinese IPTV service KyLinTV is partnering with fellow Chinese broadcaster Phoenix TV to bring 20 Chinese TV channels to European audiences over broadband, C21 reports.

BT (NYSE: BT) Vision/ The pair are partnering to bring the dating site to TV for the first time. Channel 955 will let viewers register, with a week’s free service, to search for dating partners. Users can perform the site’s social functions, like “winks”, emailing and favourite lists. BT Vision will also offer through its website. IAC (NSDQ: IACI) sold’s Euro ops to French rival Meetic in February.

Swedish P2P: There’s plenty of reason to suspect this, but Swedish online piracy has stayed at the 30 percent lower rate supposedly achieved in April by the introduction of a new law allowing content owners to get freeloaders’ details, according to Dagens Nyheter (via Swedish Wire). Legal music sales are supposedly up 14 percent so far this year.