France Telecom-owned Polish telco TPSA had 615,000 TV customers at the end of the last quarter, up 23.8% year-on-year. Growth came from TPSA’s DTH service, which had 506,000 customers at the end of the quarter, up from 383,000 a year earlier. However the operator’s IPTV base fell year-on-year from 114,000 to 109,000.Customers with TPSA pay TV packages numbered 143,000, up year-on-year but down from 154,000 quarter-on-quarter. In addition TPSA had signed up 7,000 ‘n’ pay TV customers following the implementation of its partnership with ‘n’’s owner TVN Group.Retail broadband customers grew by 2.8% to 2.332 million. However combined revenue from broadband and TV for the quarter was PLN365 million (€83 million), down from PLN387 million for the same period last year.
France Telcom-owned Polish telco TP ended the third quarter with almost 700,000 TV customers. The telco has also seen a large boost in the number of customers taking a triple-play package.TP ended September with 578,000 DTH customers, up from 506,000 a year earlier, whilst its IPTV base increased to 116,000 from 109,000. Of the total TV subscriber base, 146,000 took one of TP’s premium packages including the Medium and Large packages, Orange Sport and HBO, while 69,000 took a package from cable operator ‘n’.TP has been offering n’s package of pay TV channels since the third quarter of 2011.The telco has increased its triple-play customer base to 191,000, up from 32,000 during the same period in 2011. This helped TP increase third quarter revenues to PLN386 million (€933 million) from PLN377 million.
Liberty Global has chosen OTT platform provider Piksel to deliver metadata aggregation for enhanced content discovery across its broadcast and OTT TV services through its new Piksel Fuse product.According to Piksel, the partnership will deliver improved content discovery services to Liberty Global’s TV customers throughout Europe and Latin America.Our customers’ needs are core to our approach, and we’re always looking at ways in which to improve their experience of our products. The investment we’re making in this new partnership means that our TV customers will be able to enjoy even better search and recommendation services, enhancing their overall viewing experience,” said Olivier Philippe, Liberty Global’s vice-president, CTO development.“We have an excellent and long standing relationship with Liberty Global stretching back to 2010. We work with them in a professional and managed services capacity and this latest product implementation of Fuse Metadata, based on the Piksel Palette, further cements our position as a trusted, long-term partner and expert in next-generation online video solutions,” said Fabrice Hamaide, president of Piksel.