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IPTV is proving slow to take off in Ukraine

IPTV has proved slow to develop in Ukraine, where the number of households receiving services legally is estimated to be no more than 150,000.

This figure, provided by IPNET CEO Dmitry Grischuk and quoted by Mediasat, is equivalent to just 2% of all broadband users.

However, the true figure is likely to be lower as the market is still in its very early stages.

Only a few companies offer legal IPTV services.

In addition to IPNET, they include TeNe T and Trinity in Odessa and mariupol, respectively.

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HBO launches KPN IPTV

Six HBO channels will be available on all three smart IPTV service platforms in the Netherlands: KPN Interactive TV, XS4All and Telfort.

Three SD and three hd channels, HBO, HBO 2 and HBO 3, will launch on KPN and XS4All on June 25, while Telfort will begin airing these channels on July 9.

HBO customers also have access to HBO Go and HBO on-demand services.

HBO in the Netherlands is a joint venture between time warner and Ziggo, the Dutch cable operator. The channel was launched on the Ziggo network earlier this year and is the first shipping agreement with another platform.