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Research: Hungary’s digital viewers grow

Hungary now has 1.45 million digital TV subscribers, up 26,000 in January alone, according to data from its National Media and Telecommunications Authority. There are twelve TV suppliers of one…

45m IPTV worldwide

There are 45 million IPTV subscribers worldwide, according to research from TeleGeography. According to their research IPTV now accounts for about 10 per cent of the telecom services provider market,…

IPTV subs: 132m by 2015

IPTV subscriptions will reach 131.6 million globally by year-end 2015, a CAGR of 23 per cent, driven by the introduction of IPTV in emerging markets and the extension of coverage…

US pay sector reverses subs loss

The US multichannel sector succeeded in reversing two consecutive quarters of video subscriber losses to achieve positive net adds in the fourth-quarter 2010. The combined gain of 65,000 customers, though…

MSOs are most profitable media companies

In a study on the growth and profitability of the media and entertainment industry released by Ernst & Young, cable operators showed the highest profitability among all media and entertainment…

OTT 110% growth in Western Europe

Revenues from Over-the-top TV services are set for years of strong growth, according to the latest report by ITMedia Consulting. In its ‘Next Generation Television’ report, the Rome-based consultancy predicts…

Media piracy in emerging economies

Media piracy in emerging economies

‘Media Piracy in Emerging Economies’ a large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia, tells…

Pay-TV grows 15.2% in Venezuela

At the end of 2010, pay-TV, either via cable or satellite, grew 15.2 per cent (333,000) over the year in Venezuela and reached a total of 2.52 million homes. Some…

APAC leads on IPTV

RNCOS reports Asia Pacific is clearly at the forefront of the IPTV movement. Several factors make Asia an attractive ground for IPTV service. For example, many countries in the region…

OTT enhances operator VOD

On-demand services from pay-TV operators are becoming more robust each year with more free content and integration of over-the-top (OTT) services. IMS Research projects that in 2011, 72 per cent…