Telefónica’s TV subscriber numbers jump by 53%

Telefónica ended the first quarter with 5.47 million pay TV customers, up 53% year-on-year from 3.57 million.  Announcing its Q1 results, Telefónica said that it added 379,000 TV customers in the quarter, more than triple the gains for the same quarter a year earlier. It also said that penetration of pay TV over its consumer fixed […]

Vendor content strategies push retail OTT past IPTV box shipments

The content strategies of vendors will lead to global sales of OTT TV retail set-top boxes exceeding telecom IPTV set-top shipments this year, according to research from IHS.  According to the research group, 31 million retail OTT set-tops will be shipped in 2015, compared to 30 million IPTV boxes shipped by telcos. The upsurge in […]

KPN sees strong IPTV growth

Dutch telco KPN saw its IPTV base grow by 18% in the year to March, ending the quarter with 2.13 million IPTV customers over its DSL and FTTH networks. However, overall TV growth was a more modest 7.6% thanks to a decline in its digital-terrestrial base of 18% to 454,000. IPTV ARPU remained unchanged at […]

T-Hrvatski Telekom sees TV numbers flatline

Deutsche Telekom-owned Croatian telco T-Hrvatski Telekom saw its TV numbers flatline year-on-year at the end of the first quarter, with a rise in satellite subscribers failing to offset a decline in the IPTV base.  The operator reported 367,000 residential TV subscribers in total, down 0.9% on the previous year. IPTV numbers slid by 3.3% over […]

ABOX42 highlights advanced set-tops

Germany-based set-top provider ABOX42 is using TV Connect to highlight the latest generation M40 Smart STB platform for IPTV, OTT and hybrid deployments. This latest model of the M-series product range supports HEVC/H.265 compression and is based on the latest chipset technology from Broadcom, supporting up to 4K video resolution. ABOX42 is also showcasing the […]

Pay TV subscriber numbers to grow in Western Europe

The number of pay TV subscribers in Western Europe is due to climb in the coming years, with cord-cutting “not expected to make much of an impact,” according to Digital TV Research.  The Digital TV Western Europe Forecasts report claims that between 2014 and 2020 the number of pay TV subscribers in this market will […]

Telekom Austria sees TV growth

Telekom Austria saw 6.6% year-on-year growth in its domestic IPTV base for the quarter, which it said helped arrest its decline in fixed line revenues. Overall fixed line revenues fell by 3.6% as TV revenues were offset by lower voice revenues. The operator had 255,700 TV customers at the end of the quarter in Austria.  […]

French regulator reveals IPTV and ultra-fast broadband numbers

France had 15.378 million TV-over-DSL subscribers at the end of last year, up 5.2% on the previous year’s figure, according to the latest study by telecom regulator ARCEP.  The figures mean that TV-over-DSL accounted for two thirds of subscriptions to a TV service in France at the end of 2014, up from 60% in 2012 […]

Akamai buys OTT and IPTV technology firm Octoshape

Akamai has bought cloud OTT and IPTV service provider Octoshape, in a move that gives Akamai access to streaming video optimisation technology. Octoshape’s services are designed to optimise the quality of video streams for over-the-top (OTT) content and to enable internet protocol television (IPTV) solutions. “With the addition of Octoshape, Akamai intends to provide customers […]

Global pay TV market grew by 4% last year

The global pay TV market grew at a steady rate of 4% last year, though there was a slower increase in revenues due to “weak currency exchange rates,” according to ABI Research.  The new research claims that the worldwide pay TV market reached 923.5 million subscribers last year and is expected to exceed 1.1 billion […]

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