Cable operators express mixed views on fixed mobile convergence

Cable operators expressed mixed views of the importance of mobile in their offerings and on the role of fixed-mobile convergence to meet the future needs of consumers at the ANGA COM congress this morning. Speaking on the opening panel session at the event, Tele Columbus CEO and chairman Ronny Verhelst said he is a big […]

Beenius to demo Beesmart middleware

TV middleware provider Beenius will demo its Beesmart offering and discuss cable and hybrid solutions at ANGA COM this year. The firm’s Beesmart middleware is designed to offer traditional IPTV services – such as linear TV, radio, subtitles, EPG, VoD and network PVR – across hybrid scenarios and cable environments. The solution also includes additional […]

US cable celebrates ‘best quarter in years’ as pay TV subs rise

The US cable TV industry achieved its “best quarter in years,” stemming subscriber losses as the overall pay TV market – including cable, satellite and IPTV – rose by 202,670 subscribers in Q1. According to IHS Technology, the overall pay TV gains marked the best performance for the market in a year, while a 132,330 […]

Deutsche Telekom grows TV subscribers by 20%

Deutsche Telekom said that it increased its European IPTV, satellite and cable TV customer numbers by 19.8% in the first quarter of the year. In total, the operator counted 3.56 million TV customers, up by 589,000 compared to the same quarter a year earlier. Quarter-over-quarter TV customer numbers grew by 1.6% from 3.50 million for […]

IPTV subscribers to overtake DTH in Western Europe

The number of paying IPTV subscribers in Western Europe will overtake pay satellite TV (pay DTH) subscribers by 2020, according to a new report by Digital TV Research. The Digital TV Western Europe report claims that IPTV subscription numbers will climb by 38% between 2013 and 2020 to reach 27.01 million. This compares to a […]

US pay TV subscriptions tipped for rebound

The US pay TV market is set to return to growth in 2014 with subscriber numbers to climb slightly following a loss in 2013, according to new research by Strategy Analytics. The North American Digital Television Forecast: 1Q 2014 report claims that though the US pay TV market “has faced challenges for several years,” it […]

Pay TV subscribers expected to exceed 1.1 billion by 2019

The global base of pay TV subscribers will exceed 1.1 billion by 2019, with IPTV taking a growing share of the total, according to the latest report from ABI Research. The industry is expected to generate US$320.3 billion (€235.4 billion) in revenue by that date, according to the group. According to ABI Research, there were […]

Pace predicts strong 2013 after European gains

Set-top provider Pace said it expects its full-year results for 2013 to be ahead of the board’s previous guidance, after making good progress in “previously under-penetrated markets such as cable in Europe and IPTV.” In an unaudited trading update, Pace said that it expects revenues to be up 2.4% at US$2.46 billion (€1.81 billion) and […]

Telenet slows TV losses

Belgian cable operator Telenet said that it reduced its loss rate of basic cable TV subscribers to 4,100 in the third quarter, its lowest level since early 2007. As of the end of September, Telenet said that it had a total of 2.09 million cable TV customers, 2% down year-on-year. Of this, there were 626,800 […]

Conservative investment climate favours cable and DTH, says Resource Partners

Cable, DTH and infrastructure-based operators are still the best investment opportunities in the sector, according to Piotr Nocen, founder and managing partner, Resource Partners. “Definitely people will still be interested in companies with visibility of cashflow,” said Nocen, speaking at Informa’s Digital TV CEE conference in Krakow this morning. This would favour large or dominant […]

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