Pay TV


Spanish pay TV penetration reaches 23.5%

Spanish pay TV penetration was to 23.5% in the second half of last year, compared to 66.9% internet penetration, according to domestic telecoms commission the CMT.  In its latest report on Spanish consumption trends, the CMT found that pay TV penetration rose slightly compared to 22.8% a year earlier, with internet penetration climbing more that […]

Rostelecom TV base grows 13%

Russian telco Rostelecom’s pay TV subscriber base increased by 13% year-on-year to 6.8 million in Q1, the firm announced.  Of this, Rostelecom counted 1.6 million IPTV customers, up from 0.8 million in the same quarter last year. Pay TV contributed RUB2.77 billion (€68.9 million) of revenues in the quarter, up 35% year-on-year from RUB2.055 billion. […]

Rostelecom reports pay TV increase

Russian state-backed telecom operator Rostelecom reported a 12% year-on-year increase in pay TV subscribers to 6.6 million, it announced.  Detailing its Q4 and full-year 2012 earnings, the firm added that since launching its single interactive TV platform in May 2012, its number of subscribers doubled to 1.4 million giving Rostelecom a 49% share of the Interactive […]

Russian pay TV providers see threat from availability proposal

The Russian ministry of communications is reportedly planning to set out stringent service availability requirements for TV service providers. According to a report in Vedomosti, citing sources close to pay TV operators, the ministry has drawn up a draft measure that would require users not to be left without a TV service for more than […]

Middle East & North Africa sees strong growth in 2012

Middle East & Africa pay TV revenues grew significantly last year, boosted by strong growth in the MENA region, writes Adam Thomas Across the Middle East and North Africa, pay TV subscriber numbers passed the 10 million mark during the first quarter of 2012. In the Middle East, the introduction of advanced peoplemeters in the […]

Canal Plus to launch mobile payments in Africa

Canal Plus Afrique, the African arm of the French pay TV operator, is launching a new service enabling subscribers to pay using their mobile phones. The operator has teamed with Orange to enable mobile customers to pay for Canal Plus and Canalsat services using the Orange Money service. It will launch initially in Madagascar in […]

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