Swiss cable continues to be influenced by IPTV

In the third quarter of 2015, Internet and phones remained the main growth drivers for Swiss cable operators, while the number of TV customers continued to decline.

Over the past 12 months, the number of Internet subscribers rose by 68,700 to 1.21 million, while the number of phone subscribers rose by 53,000 to 713,700, according to Suissedigital, an association of cable operators.

More than 35,000 customers have signed up for mobile phone bills from cable operators.

The number of traditional cable best free iptv subscribers fell by 117,800 to 2.56m as a result of intense competition with IPTV operators.

Swisscom, the cable companies’ main rival, has won 150,000 new customers for its IPTV platform, Swisscom TV, over the past 12 months, bringing its total to 1.27m.


Deutsche telekom will expand its domestic IPTV platform

Deutsche Telekom, part of Germany’s national telco, will expand its domestic IPTV platform to include entertainment via a virtual mobile video recorder.

From mid-september 2014, consumers will be able to watch recorded free iptv  shows on their laptops, tablets or smartphones.

With the new feature to be integrated into the mobile service “on demand”, deutsche telekom claims to be the first carrier in Germany to offer live television, video on demand (VOD) and access to personal recordings on an integrated mobile platform.

Entertainment goes to include about 40 TV channels, including Das Erste, ZDF, RTL, sat.1, ProSieben and VOX and a VOD portal for movies and series. The service, which can be used in parallel on up to four devices, costs €6.95 a month, including 10 hours of recording cloud storage. At €4.95 a month, storage capacity can be increased by up to 20 hours, up to a factor of three.


Growth in the mature IPTV market has slowed

As of the end of June 2013, there were 87.2 million IPTV users worldwide. In the 12 months since the second quarter of 2012, the IPTV subscriber market grew 24%, or a net gain of 17 million.

According to Point Tpic’s research, mature IPTV markets in North America, Western Europe and Asia all grew more slowly in the second quarter of 2013 than in the first quarter, while smaller IPTV markets in eastern Europe, Latin America, Central America and Oceania grew faster.

Nearly half of the world’s IPTV subscription are in Asia, with more than two-thirds in China. Still, user growth in east Asia declined during the quarter, and Japan posted a loss after Yahoo Japan shut down its IPTV service in March 2013. Spain and Italy also lost IPTV subscribers in the second quarter of 2013.

Mature IPTV markets in North America, Western Europe and Asia all grew less in the second quarter of 2013 than in the first quarter, while smaller IPTV markets in eastern Europe, Latin America, Central America and Oceania grew faster.


IPTV subscriptions doubled globally

The number of IPTV paying households in 138 countries will soar to 191 million by the end of 2020; At the end of 2013, there were 90 million Digital TV subscribers, more than double the 36 million at the end of 2010, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.

The global Internet TV forecast predicts that Internet TV penetration will exceed 11 percent of TV households by 2020; That is up from 5.9 per cent in 2013 and 2.5 per cent in 2010. Best IPTV revenues (from subscriptions and on-demand movies and TV shows) will grow from $16 billion in 2013 and $8.3 billion in 2010 to $26.2 billion by 2020.

Of the 101 million users added between 2013 and 2020, the asia-pacific region will add 69 million, or 68 percent, of new users. By 2020, the asia-pacific region will account for 61% of the world’s paying IPTV subscribers; That is up from 38% in 2010. Despite more than doubling the number of users, Western Europe’s share of the global total will fall from a third in 2010 to 14% by 2020.


IPTV Smarters is a software application itself

IPTV Smarters is a more popular IPTV solution for android devices such as smartphones, tablets, TV set-top boxes and smart TVS. It can be used with third-party IPTV services and provides a good user experience through its GUI and electronic programming guides.

However, this is not the first time it has disappeared from Google’s game store. According to the app’s developer, the removal was due to a false complaint.

“It is normal to receive such complaints, which have occurred three times so far. We worked it out last time and this time. We have carried out the same process with the help of our lawyers, “Amanpreet Singh told TorrentFreak. Mr Singh did not reveal the source of the false complaint.

IPTV Smarters itself is just a software application. Instead of providing any IPTV streams as-is, it must be used with other services. The developer does not support the use of its products by any third party provider that violates intellectual property laws.


The IPTV platform extension will be broadcast live by Zattoo

Zattoo will make its first live demonstration of the end-to-end best IPTV platform expansion at IBC 2019 on September 13, solstice 17, at booth G06, hall 14.

Zattoo says the company’s B2B customers benefit in two ways. They can launch their own TV services and can also customise combinations of pre-installed applications, allowing consumers direct access to apps such as the Google Assistant, YouTube and Google Play Movies.

Zattoo’s tv-as-a-service approach also eliminates the time-consuming and cost-intensive investment of network operators in establishing, hosting and managing a proprietary TV platform, and emphasizes service providers. They can offer TV services under their own brands without having to invest in hardware or software.

“Today’s end customers want high quality TV service. As a result, attractive television and entertainment products have become a must-have for network operators. This is where Zattoo introduces end-to-end services. We are pleased to be able to offer a better and more attractive service package thanks to tier solutions for Google Android TV operators.”