OTE’s TV subscriber base continued to grow steadily in the third quarter in both its home market Greece and in Romania, where it is the majority shareholder in the incumbent telco Romtelecom.
Greek incumbent telecoms operator OTE has launched a new satellite DTH platform on the Eutelsat Eurobird position. The telco is also integrating all of its pay TV services under one brand name, OTE TV.
The Romanian incumbent telco Romtelecom ended the second quarter with a combined total of 1,222,336 subscribers to its DTH, IPTV and cable services, a 30.9% increase on a year earlier.
Greece’s OTE has said it is unwilling to acquire the 46% of shares in the Romanian incumbent telco Romtelecom it does not already own.
The Romanian incumbent telco Romtelecom ended the first quarter with 1,064,710 subscribers to its satellite, cable and IPTV services.
Solid growth in TV operations in both its home market Greece and Romania were one of the few positives in the latest results published by OTE.
OTE-backed Romtelecom’s TV operations continued to perform extremely well in the first half of the year despite the deteriorating economic situation in Romania.
OTE-backed Romtelecom ended the first quarter with 893,757 subscribers to its DTH and IPTV operations.
Pirelli Broadband Solutions has announced it has been selected by Greek incumbent telecoms operator OTE to deliver HD and HD/PVR set-top boxes for its Conn-x TV IPTV service.
2009 was a tough year for Greece’s OTE, its revenues of €5,984.1 million being 6.6% down on the previous 12 months.