GS Group launches General Satellite-branded IPTV box

Russia’s GS Group has launched its first IPTV set-top box under the General Satellite brand, aimed at internet service providers, OTT operators and content aggregators. The GS H5912 device is designed to provide TV over IP-based networks and supports HD channels and video-on-demand functionality. GS Group said that the box, which was developed over six […]

Moldtelecom adds raft of channels to IPTV offering

Moldovan telco Moldtelecom has added a raft of new channels to its IPTV service as it seeks to boost the appeal of its offering to subscribers. The telco has added Modern Times Group-owned Viasat History to its line-up, replacing Da Vinci Learning. Other international additions to its programming offering include German international news channel Deutsche […]

KPN sees TV base grow

Dutch telco KPN saw its IPTV base grow by 12% to 1.963 million in the year to June, more than offsetting an ongoing decline in digital-terrestrial TV customers to give it a total TV base of 2.315 million, up 6.3%. KPN’s ‘other’ TV customers, principally its Digitenne DTT service, declined by 17% to 352,000 over […]

IPTV growth takes global total past 130m

IPTV is still growing strongly, with double-digit growth in markets including Spain, Brazil and Turkey over the last 24 months helping push the global total to over 130 million subscribers, according to Point Topic. According to the research group, quarterly growth rates have gone up in all regions except North America, where the change in […]

Deutsche Telekom’s European TV base grows by 4.8%

Deutsche Telekom’s European TV customer base climbed 4.8% year-on-year in the first quarter to reach 3.92 million customers. In its interim group report Deutsche Telekom said that the majority of these 181,000 net IPTV, satellite and cable TV additions were customers in Greece, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia. “Thanks to innovative TV and program management, the […]

Vodafone Netherlands extends IPTV deals

Vodafone Netherlands is extending its partnership with set-top box maker Amino and systems integrator Divitel for the continued rollout of its Dutch IPTV service. The extended contract will see Amino continue to supply TV devices that offer advanced TV services – including pause live TV, DVR, restart TV and a video on demand library from […]

A+E Networks launches on Orange TV in Poland

A+E Networks is expanding the Polish footprint of factual entertainment channels after striking a deal with Orange TV. History, Lifetime, Crime+Investigation and H2 are all now available on Orange TV’s newly-launched IPTV service in Poland. History is available on Orange’s Optimal, Rich and Max packages, while Lifetime, Crime+Investigation and H2 sit within Rich and Max […]

Germany’s M-net launches IPTV offering with ABOX42 set-tops

German regional telecom operator M-net has launched an IPTV service using set-top boxes provided by Germany-based ABOX42. The TV service, M-net TVplus, will be deployed over M-net’s fibre network in the southern part of the country. The ABOX42 M20 box, in combination with Swiss TV technology provider Zattoo’s multiscreen white-label IPTV solution was selected by […]

North American pay TV subs to drop to 80% of homes in 2021

Pay TV penetration in the US and Canada will fall to 80.3% in 2021 as the number of subscribers continues to fall, according to Digital TV Research. The Digital TV North America Forecasts report claims that the number of pay TV subscribers in North America will fall from a peak of 112 million in 2012 […]

Ericsson: TV market to see 10-12% annual growth

The fragmented TV market will have a compound annual growth rate of 10-12% between 2014 and 2018, driven by internet technology, according to Ericsson. In its 2015 Annual Report, which was published today, Ericsson said that IP technology, networks and the vast amount of video-enabled connected devices are driving the transformation of the TV and […]