There will be just shy of 1bn pay-TV households worldwide by 2018, with IPTV accounting for around 167mn of them, according to UK firm Digital TV Research.
Costa Rica's state-owned telecoms and energy company Intituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) has launched the country's first managed IPTV service, called 'kölbi hogar TV' and available nationwide.
Despite IPTV gaining its first toeholds in Western Europe and North America over a decade ago, Asian telcos now account for around half of the world's IPTV subscribers, according to SNL Kagan.
It was allegedly Lord Leverhulme, the British soap tycoon, who complained that half his advertising budget was wasted. The trouble, he said, was that he didn’t know which half. Advertisers like to think they have improved measurement in the past hundred years, but now there is a new risk.
According to the results of Informa Telecoms & Media’s annual industry survey, innovation is a key priority for global telecoms and media players in 2013. Over 500 senior executives from across both these sectors were asked how their businesses and markets would perform in 2013 and the role innovation would play in driving future revenue growth.
Broadcasters and TV operators take note: consumers are tired of clunky user interfaces, weary of digital rights issues, and willing to run into the arms of a big technology company like Apple or Google if these problems are not resolved, and fast.
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