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Vivendi teams with EchoStar for Brazilian pay TV plan

Vivendi’s Brazilian telecom subsidiary GVT has formed a partnership with EchoStar Technologies to create a pay TV joint venture in Brazil. The pair plan to create an entity that could be a major player in the competitive Brazilian pay TV market ahead of the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games two years later. […]

IPTV take up grows as US pay TV subs plunge

IPTV was the only segment of US pay TV to show subscription growth in the second quarter of this year as overall numbers for the sector plummeted, new figures show. US IPTV providers including AT&T Uverse, Verizon FiOS and others saw a net addition of 398,000 subs compared with 304,000 in the second quarter of […]

Spain and Italy decline, but Germany fuels European pay TV growth

Pay TV subscribers in Spain and Italy declined last year, but overall numbers for Western Europe were up, spurred by strong growth in Germany, according to new research. The Digital TV Research numbers contrast with those from Informa Telecoms & Media, which recently reported that cumulative pay TV subs fell in Western Europe for the […]

US pay TV penetration flat, revenues to fall by $5bn

Pay TV penetration has reached saturation point in the US and Canada and pay TV revenues will fall by over US$5 billion in North America between 2012 and 2018, according to new research. Digital TV Research’s North America report, published today, says that pay TV revenues in the region peaked in 2012 at US$89 billion. […]

BBC Knowledge scores Slovenia slot

BBC Worldwide Channels has secured a distribution deal with Telekom Slovenia that will see BBC Knowledge air in Slovenia for the first time. A subtitled feed of BBC Knowledge will join SiOL TV’s Extended Basic IPTV and basic cable subscription packages on April 1 and reach more than 64,000 subscribers. The channel includes top BBC […]