Qtel racks up 60k IPTV subs

Qatari telco Qtel has reached over 60,000 subscribers for its IPTV service ‘Mozaic TV’, and looks set to retain its slot as the most popular pay-TV service in the country.

Qtel launched its IPTV service in May 2007, offering a full range of channel packages from broadcasters such as Al Jazeera, Orbit Showtime Network (OSN) and Pehla, and costing QAR 250 (US$ 68.65).

The telco also offers heavy discounts to existing broadband customers who add Mozaic TV to their package, providing the television service for an extra QAR 17 per month.

Mozaic TV is described as being particularly popular with the country’s expat community, thanks to a wide selection of national news, sports and entertainment TV channels from India, the Philippines, Pakistan, the US, Australia and the UK, as well as a diversity of regional Arabic and local Qatari channels.

Qtel also recently introduced ‘Next Generation Mozaic TV’ for its fibre-enabled customers. which provides high-definition programming and a range of advanced features, such as the ability to pause and record live TV, watch TV programmes that have screened within the last seven days, and access an extensive VOD library.

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