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Consumers want best of both worlds

Consumers want their Internet TV, according to market research firm In-Stat. Based on In-Stat's new multi-client research, 26 per cent of US consumer respondents report viewing Internet TV more than…

846m pay-TV subs in 2014

Despite a depressed economy, global pay TV markets continue to grow. According to the latest market data from ABI Research, they will expand by a quarter from 2009 to 2014.…

Berlusconi cuts pay-TV ad time – Sky Italia hurts

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government has approved lower advertising ceilings for pay TV that News Corp's Italian unit says will curtail its growth and that of other networks on…

Zap platform on Eutelast

Eutelsat Communications has signed a major contract with Upstar Comunicações for satellite capacity for the broadcasting of Zap pay-TV platform, expected to launch shortly in Angola. Upstar Comunicações is a…

Portuguese pay-TV subs top 2.5m

From Branislav Pekic in Rome The number of pay-TV subscribers in Portugal increased 10.6 per cent in the 4Q 2009 to over 2.5 million or 45 per cent of total…

Dish subs and revenues rise

Dish Network Corp, the number 2 US satellite television operator, posted better-than-expected quarterly revenue as its subscriber base expanded in the face of a weak economy. Fourth-quarter revenue rose 1.4…

Telefonica pay subs grow

Telefónica Spain's Imagenio service added 48,725 pay-TV subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2009, taking its customer base to 702,980, up 14.8 per cent year-on-year. It said that the now…

Belgacom TV reports strong growth

Convergence and innovation were the keys to success and record sales of Packs, Belgacom TV has stated. In 2009, the Belgacom Group reported a net profit of E904 million. Didier…

Orange TV up 45%

Orange TV subscribers grew by 53 per cent to a 3.22 million total in 2009 and by 45 per cent in France to 2.76 million, where it is available via…

NDS aids launch of South African pay-TV platform

On Digital Media has selected NDS as technology provider and prime integrator to support the launch of its direct-to-home DTH platform in South Africa. The new service, TopTV, will go…