Telefonica IPTV subs up 64%

From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica has declared a 64.4 per cent increase in the number of pay-TV subscribers it serves worldwide for the first quarter of this year to reach 1.8 million, with operations up and running in Spain, the Czech Republic, Peru, Chile, Colombia and Brazil.

In Spain, the company reached 554,045 customers for its Imagenio IPTV service, adding 42,958 subscribers during the first three months of this year. Telefónica Latinoamérica reports that it now has over 1.2 million pay-TV subscribers in the region, with operations in Peru, Chile, Colombia and Brazil, compared to 700,148 customers in March 2007. Of this total, there are now 231,625 pay-TV subscribers in Chile, while Peru registered a 12.7 per cent increase in revenues from TV services.Telefónica O2 Czech Republic added 14,008 subscribers to its IPTV service in the first quarter of this year, reaching a total of 87,173.

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