Zon says its basic subscriber base is holding up, despite current economic concerns, and a fall in revenues of 2.5% year on year.
Portuguese cablenet Zon has said it will not participate in the next week’s auction for LTE telephony licences.
Zon has said enthusiasm for its triple play packages is beginning to slow, though the Portuguese operator is still posting quarter-on-quarter increases, with 58.6% taking a TV, telephony and broadband package by the end of the first half of 2011.
The importance of a good user interface has been underlined by ZON, which says that the introduction of the new ‘IRIS’ UI together with improvements to the existing look and feel has helped stimulate demand for new video features.
Penetration of triple play services from the Portuguese cable operator Zon reached over 55% by the end of 2010, a 14.1 percentage point increase on 2009, and an additional 3.3pp in the fourth quarter.
NDS has announced that Portuguese cabler ZON TV Cabo is the first to launch the NDS Snowflake User Interface, enabled by MediaHighway set-top box software as the basis for its new IRIS service.
IBC 2010 – AMSTERDAM. ZON TV Cabo is to trial a user interface based on Nagravision’s OpenTV nX. The Portuguese cableco already uses the Nagravision conditional access, but in the last 24 hours it has also been announced that it will give a test run to the NDS Snowflake UI.
IBC 2010 – AMSTERDAM. Portuguese cableco ZON Multimedia is to become the first operator to trial the NDS Snowflake User Interface.
The Portuguese pay-TV operator ZON is enjoying considerable success in migrating its subscribers to multiple play bundles. However, its overall subscriber total is falling.
Leading Portuguese pay-TV operator ZON is to screen two World Cup warm up matches involving the national team in the 3D format.