European Pay TV Still Growing

According to a report by Strategy Analytics, despite a bleak economic climate, European pay TV providers continue to add new subscribers. Collectively, Europe's top 10 providers added nearly 1.5 million new subscribers in the first quarter of 2011. UK-based B...

According to a report by Strategy Analytics, despite a bleak economic climate, European pay TV providers continue to add new subscribers. Collectively, Europe's top 10 providers added nearly 1.5 million new subscribers in the first quarter of 2011.

UK-based BSkyB holds on to the title of the largest pay TV service provider in Western Europe, posting 10.1 million subscribers at the end of Q1'11, while French IPTV operators SFR and Free each saw their strongest first quarter results in four years.

While satellite continues to be the dominant access platform in Europe, IPTV is making considerable inroads, according to the report. European IPTV operators tracked by Strategy Analytics added 1 million new subscribers in the first quarter.
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