As it happens, I am writing this in one of those new hotels that has an IPTV system installed. In fact, the hospitality business represents a major market for broadband television.
You would not necessarily know it, but the live television and radio channels, and on demand movie and music services are all delivered over a data network to a little box hidden behind the television. For many people, unless they happen to live in one of the 2 million homes in the world that already has IPTV, this may be their first experience of broadband interactive television. In this case it means I can listen to radio stations from the other side of the world. In the future I may be able to select from thousands of television channels from across the globe.
Of course, with a Slingbox, I could already relay any of my video services from home to my laptop in the hotel room. It may only be a matter of time before I can watch them on the television screen instead.