IPTV overtakes satellite in Asia-Pacific

The number of paying IPTV subscribers has overtaken the number of satellite TV customers in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a report by Digital TV Research. According to the fifth Digital TV Asia Pacific Forecasts report, the region’s IPTV total will reach 123.5 million by 2021, with China accounting for 78.4 million of those. Digital […]

HbbTV looks to embrace IPTV and companion screens

Extending HbbTV to vertically integrated operator environments including IPTV is among the priorities for future development of the specification, according to Klaus Illgner, chairman, HbbTV Association. Speaking at the HbbTV Symposium in London today Illgner said the development of companion screen services, and enabling the triggering of apps in environments where there is no trigger […]

Deutsche Telekom’s TV base boosted by Greece, Hungary, Slovakia

Deutsche Telekom ended the third quarter with 3.83 million IPTV, satellite and cable TV customers in Europe, up 4.4% year-on-year. Announcing its quarterly results, Deutsche Telekom said that the majority of its 162,000 TV additions, compared to the same quarter last year, were in Greece, Hungary and Slovakia. In Greece, where Deutsche Telekom said its […]

Cord-cutting fears ‘validated’ by Q2 US pay TV figures

Pay TV companies in the United States posted their worst ever quarterly video subscriber losses in the second quarter, “validating industry cord-cutting fears,” according to IHS. The research firm claims that the pay TV companies shed a total of 658,450 subscribers in Q2, marking the first time that non-cable operators have lost video subscribers since […]

MTG lifted by Viaplay, highlights continued uncertainty on Russia

Modern Times Group’s (MTG) second-quarter performance was lifted by strong sales from its Viaplay on-demand offering and IPTV growth, which offset declines across its satellite and cable pay TV arms. MTG said that UTH’s offer for its stake in CTC in Russia, which would deliver a “modest premium” to the July 2 closing price of […]

IPTV now available in nine MENA countries

Fourteen service providers across nine countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) now offer IPTV services, according to research firm Arab Advisors Group. The ‘IPTV in the Arab World 2015’ report claims that IPTV is still developing and in its “initial stage of penetration” in the region, but is now available in Bahrain, […]

TDC expanding IPTV outside Denmark with Alcatel-Lucent

Danish telco TDC is expanding its delivery of IPTV-based television services outside of its home market into Norway, in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent.  TDC will make new services available to customers of Norwegian internet service provider NextGenTel, with Alcatel using its experience in IP video systems integration to extend TDC’s existing Mediaroom platform into the country. […]

DNS:NET taps Metrological for TV app store

German IPTV provider DNS:NET has selected TV app specialist Metrological to launch and manage a new app store as part of its TV platform.  The DNS:NET-branded store will include German HbbTV apps from third parties and is due to start rolling out this summer. The DNS:NET app store and HbbTV apps will be available on […]

Abox42 to debut latest generation smart STB platform

Set-top box maker Abox42 will show for the first time its latest generation M40 smart set-top box platform for IPTV, OTT and hybrid at ANGA COM.  Abox42 said the new model in the M-series range supports HEVC / H.265 and that its product portfolio can now cope with third generation DVB-C, T/T2, S2 hybrid smart […]

Rostelecom sees TV growth

Russian service provider Rostelecom grew its pay TV base by 7% in the year to March, taking its total to 8.1 million on an adjusted basis.  Rostelecom had 2.9 million IPTV customers at the end of March, up 24% year-on-year.  The company’s broadband base grew by 4% on an adusted basis to 11.2 million. Fixed […]