Telco TV continues expansion in Europe, North America

The availability of telco TV services continues to expand to new countries just as availability expands within those countries as higher-bandwidth networks are built to deliver video, according to a new report from In-Stat (www.instat.com). In many European countries, consumers even have choices among four or five broadband providers that offer telco TV service, the high-tech market research firm reports. This expansion of availability is driving much of the subscriber growth.

�Subscriber growth in North America is being driven by the largest telcos�Verizon and AT&T�who are aggressively rolling out telco TV services in parts of their territories,� explains Michelle Abraham, In-Stat analyst. �They are moving full speed ahead with expanding the areas they serve, with subscribers doubling in 2007.�

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • Worldwide telco TV subscribers will grow to 54 million in 2011.
  • Due to subscriber growth, telco TV subscription revenue will reach $19 billion in 2011.
  • Enabling subscribers to watch TV programs on their TV when they want (timeshifting) is more important today than enabling them to watch TV on multiple devices (placeshifting).

In-Stat�s new research, �Worldwide Telco TV Services,� covers the worldwide market for telco TV. It examines where telco TV services are growing, which providers are offering telco TV, and what types of services are being offered.

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