Vivacom grows IPTV base

Bulgarian service provider Vivacom grew its IPTV subscriber base to 426,000 at the end of June, up from 390,000 a year earlier. The proportion of overall subscribers taking the TV service rose from 40% to 44% in the same period. Vivacom claims to be the leading IPTV operator in Bulgaria. The company is the country’s […]

Rostelecom takes lion’s share of Russian IPTV adds

Russian service provider Rostelecom added half a million TV subscribers in the year to June, taking its total to 9.5 million pay TV homes, up 6%. The number of IPTV homes served by Rostelecom increased by 18% to 4.6 million. The operator claimed to account for over 80% of Russia’s IPTV additions in the first […]

Conax strikes major reseller agreement with ZTE

Kudelski-owned conditional access specialist Conax has entered a global IPTV reseller agreement with Chinese technology giant ZTE. Under the terms of the deal Conax’s conditional access technology will be bundled with ZTE’s offering for the IPTV market. Conax is providing its Connected Access security client to ZTE, which combines conditional access and DRM in a […]

Pay TV subscriber numbers grow 35% between 2010-2016

The global number of pay TV subscribers climbed by 35% between 2010 and 2016, taking the figure to 969 million at the end of last year, according to Digital TV Research. The new report estimates that operators added 254 million pay TV subscribers across 138 countries between 2010-2016, with customer growth in digital cable TV […]

MBC strikes IPTV deal with Etisalat’s E-Vision

MBC Group and Etisalat have struck a deal that will see Etisalat subsidiary E-Vision distribute MBC’s channels over IP in the United Arab Emirates. E-Vision now holds exclusive IPTV carriage rights in the UAE to all MBC HD channels – including MBC1, MBC2, MBC3, MBC4, MBC Drama, MBC Max, MBC Action. “Entering into this strategic partnership, […]

US ‘cord nils’ figure almost triples in five years

The number of US broadband households that do not subscribe to traditional pay TV services has almost tripled in the past five years, according to new research. The Diffusion Group (TDG) study claims that the number of ‘cord nils’ – US broadband homes that make zero use of services from cable, satellite, or telco-TV providers […]

KPN TV additions slow down in fourth quarter

KPN added 18,000 IPTV customers in the quarter, along with 2,000 broadband customers and 19,000 post-paid mobile customers in the quarter. The IPTV additions represent a slowdown from the 22,000 added in the previous quarter and a sharp drop from the same period in 2015. The company now has a 30% market share in TV […]

KPN sees IPTV growth

Dutch telco KPN had 1.985 million IPTV customers at the end of the third quarter, up 9.5% year-on-year. The ongoing decline of the company’s Digitenne digital-terrestrial service – down 17% to 303,000 customers – a number that also included some residual analogue TV homes – meant that KPN’s TV total base stood at 2.321 million, […]

TV2U to unveil real-time analytics service

OTT and IPTV technology specialist TV2U is using IBC to unveil its new real-time analytics service and content aggregation engine. It is also showcasing its Intelligent Video Accessible Network (IVAN) white label OTT/IPTV delivery service that unifies the delivery of content straight to the playout device. The company says that a key objective of the […]

ATX to highlight four product lines

ATX is highlighting four product lines at IBC– end-to-end IPTV solutions, encoding with reliable video delivery over the internet, licence-free transcoding, and an IP to PAL mini headend. VidiPlay middleware is a part of ATX’s end-to-end IPTV solution. The system can include IP set-back boxes and smart TV clients to deliver IP video to TVs […]