Telefónica is close to selling its Czech operation to PPF Group NV, a company controlled by the Czech billionaire Petr Kellner.
Telefónica’s domestic TV subs struggled against the Spanish economy as the telco sought to restore its fortunes in its home market.
Two new cases of the piracy practice known as card sharing have been brought to resolution in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Telefonica is now serving one million customers in Europe, principally in Spain and the Czech Republic, through its IPTV services.
Less than 5% of Telefonica O2’s on demand users in the Czech Republic opt for the entire range of such services offered by the incumbent telco.
The Czech Republic’s leading IPTV service O2 TV will raise the number of channels it offers in its basic package to 20 on October 15.
Spanish pay-TV subscribers are continuing to gravitate towards Telefónica’s IPTV platform Imagenio.
The Czech Republic’s leading IPTV service O2 TV ended Q3 with 136,000 subscribers, or 25.7% more than a year earlier.