IPTV keeps growing

March 30, 2009

Internet TV services are being used more now than ever, in fact the total subscriptions worldwide for IPTV has reached twenty million people according to research by Informa Telecom & Media.

There are currently around a hundred and twenty IPTV providers in over sixty countries, with Europe and the far eastern markets taking the top spots.

The UK came in at 13th with 418,000 subscribers.

Global IPTV Top 10 Markets:

    Hong Kong 55.21%
    France 30.03%
    Taiwan 10.88%
    Belgium 9.88%
    Spain 6.43%
    Italy 3.98%
    Korea 3.90%
    USA 2.35%
    China 1.13%
    Germany 0.74%

These services do not include the online catch up services provided by the main broadcasters in the UK, like the iPlayer from the BBC and 4oD provided by Channel Four.

In the UK IPTV has had a hard time convincing consumers to subscribe, BT Vision being the most successful so far.


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