PostTV is the largest IPTV provider and both channels

Post Luxembourg has added educational and entertainment channels ducktv and ducktv plus.

PostTV is the largest IPTV provider. Both channels are aimed at children between six months and four years old, and all users can now watch them on its “entertain me” package.

Alteox media consulting, PostTV’s exclusive content provider, is a leader in driving this partnership.

“We are all focused on the diversity of PostTV, and we are excited to begin working with partners this year to make PostTV a healthy home platform,” said CEO Sven Breckler.

Pavol Miller, executive director of Mega Max Media, which owns ducktv and ducktv plus, added: “we are very excited about the partnership with PostTV and the opportunity to bring our children’s channel to families in Luxembourg. We focus on quality experiences that are free from advertising and provide a safe environment for our small audience.”


IPTV and VoIP services in Norway and Denmark

Technicolor announced that Altibox, a provider of broadband, IPTV and VoIP services in Norway and Denmark, will deploy an Android TV JADE set-to-box (STB) solution from Technicolor’s connected home division to its customers.

« Altibox is redoubling its efforts to provide the most timely and exciting quality service to our customers. The growing popularity of streaming media, online gaming and other emerging services has had a major impact on the role of customer real estate devices (CPE) in meeting consumer demand for home connected home experiences in Norway and Denmark. That’s why Altibox has partnered with Technicolor Connected Home, the market leader in Android TV set-top box deployment, to meet these high standards, « said Tor Morten Osmundsen, CEO of Altibox.

This is the latest development in Technicolor Connected Home’s efforts to leverage open technology for network service providers (NSPs). Technicolor says its ultimate goal is to help NSP deliver seamless connectivity and premium entertainment experiences to consumers by creating top-notch CPE and partnering with the most innovative companies in the connected home ecosystem.

Technicolor is working with 3SS to meet consumer expectations in the region. 3SS has been selected by Altibox to optimize the viewing experience of its new Android IPTV service by deploying the 3READY Android TV framework, enabling them to provide subscribers with a branded custom launcher and OTT/IPTV UI. In addition, Altibox will benefit from A/B testing and unified application management control through the 3READY control center.


IPTV services are becoming an increasingly popular

IPTV services are becoming an increasingly popular way to watch shows from around the globe. In a sentence for those that may not know, IPTV is Digitally transmitted signals over the internet, of TV channels and other content to our homes via (in this case) an android app called ATV. This allows us to tap into all sorts of brilliant content like your favourite movie, TV Show, sport, and so much more at an affordable price.
ATV is a proven leader in providing this service due to its reliability, longevity & customer support.
Here living in Australia, we are quite isolated and limited in content that is available to watch both live & on demand. That’s why I personally looked for something better that can provide me and my family with shows that we can all enjoy.
I have tried quite a number of IPTV services and none come close to ATV.
ATV provides in excess of 1000 channels from around the world from all over Europe / America and Asia. There is something for everyone.
Having access to these channels, I can watch pretty much anything from Live Sports events including pay per view (PPV) events to Documentaries, TV series and Movies.
The content is almost overwhelming. All of this is supplied by ATV to my home TV in HD quality via my android device.
Here are just a few of the reasons why I prefer ATV over other IPTV providers:-
Easy to install & setup
Great features such as 7 day catch up / record ability / Video On Demand (VOD) read more about these below.
Program Guide (with multiple layout styles)
Reliable streams
Good luck if you can get ALL that with other IPTV services. Quite simply you cannot. But with ATV you can.

Alright, so here’s a couple of examples to back up what I’m saying. I used to pay $50 a go for a PPV event like a UFC or boxing match.
With ATV you get unlimited access to these included in your subscription. Just last weekend (23rd?Feb 2020) I enjoyed the full card of the Fury v Wilder event Live in Las Vegas.
I get all my English Premier league matches and European soccer, Formula 1 & Moto GP.
ATV is so affordable and I have saved so much $$$ on PPV events alone – since I started using them about 4 years ago. I wouldn’t go without it now.

Some of those great features I mentioned above are:-
7 Day Catch Up – Lots of channels have the ability to be able to watch any show aired in the last 7 days (I use this so I don’t have to get up at 2am to watch a live event that may be in UK or USA)
Record – If you want to keep a show more than the & days, then simply hit record and keep the show for as long as you want. (You have a massive 40 hrs of allocated space to use)
VOD – an extensive library of movies and TV shows are available on demand, from the very latest to your old favourites. The choice is fantastic.

Yes there are free IPTV service and cheaper services around, BUT – they are not as reliable, have less features and simply don’t measure up. That’s a very honest (and tested) opinion.
Some of these or free services can cumbersome, are hard to set up, work one minute then gone the next and can be quite frustrating. ATV is the answer.
ATV gives a 3 day trial so you can test this for yourself. Do yourself and your family a favour by trying it out. You will truly be blown away.


Croatia’s pay-TV market continues to be dominated by IPTV

The pay-tv market in Croatia is still dominated by IPTV, which accounted for about 52% of Internet connections at the end of last year.

In addition, with nearly 43.93 percent of TV households still watching terrestrial TV, it still has huge growth potential, according to HAKOM, the regulator.

In comparison, 29.49% chose reliable IPTV, 11.95% chose cable TV, 9.91% chose DTH and 4.72% chose paid DTT.

Hacombe also noted that the pay-tv market in Croatia continues to grow, with operators’ revenues in 2019 up 27 million kronor (3.55 million euros) from the previous year.

Meanwhile, a total of rs 2.7 billion was invested in the national electronic communications market, an increase of rs 200 million from the previous year.


IPTV drives digital growth in Hungary

Nearly half of Hungary’s digital television services are received via cable or network television.

That figure continued to rise, to 44.6 percent as of December 2016, according to data released by the regulator NMHH.

According to data from major market participants, cable TV and IPTV households totaled 2303,690 in December 2016, of which 14,61,083 were digital households.

Meanwhile, there were 8,70,688 digital terrestrial television (DTT) and 101,297 pay digital terrestrial television (DTT) subscriptions and 2,433,068 digital television (DTT) subscriptions respectively.

UPC is the leading provider of IPTV subscription, regardless of technology, with a market share of 26.9 percent, followed by Telekom at 25.2 percent and Digi at 25.1 percent.


Deutsche telekom’s television business is growing

Entertainment, a domestic reliable IPTV platform run by deutsche telekom, had more than 3 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2017.

69,000 new users, up from 41,000 in the second quarter of 2016.

As of June 30, 2017, entertainment websites had 3.024 million users, up 9 percent from the previous 12 months.

Deutsche Telekom’s television business is growing into a serious competitor to Sky Deutschland. The pay-tv broadcaster recently reached 5m subscribers.

Deutsche telekom’s broadband subscriber base increased by 46,000 in the second quarter of 2017 to around 13 million, of which more than 5 million have fiber optic connections (FTTX, VDSL, vector technology).


IPTV continues to drive Magyar Telekom’s TV business

IPTV continued to drive Magyar telekom’s television business, with 4301,110 subscribers in its home market of Hungary at the end of the third quarter.

Compared with the same period last year, the figure was 15.5 percent, while the number of satellite users rose only 0.7 percent to 306,936.

Meanwhile, the number of cable TV subscribers continued to decline, dropping 1.3% from a year earlier to 174,103.

Meanwhile, the total number of IPTV subscription rose 4.3 per cent to 911,149.

Hybrid ARPU, meanwhile, costs sfr3,128 (€10.1), about the same as sfr3,120 a year ago.


Bulsatcom will launch IPTV services

Bulsatcom, Bulgaria’s biggest pay-tv operator, will launch IPTV on March 5th.

The company began preparing the service last year with the creation of Bulgarian satellite corporation, responsible for the country’s first geostationary communications satellite.

The satellite, bulgarasat-1, was built by Space Systems/Loral (SSL) and is expected to launch in 2016.

Bulsatcom’s new IPTV service, the latest in its portfolio, will offer viewers more than 140 TV channels, 40 of them high-definition, in nine categories.

They will be able to subscribe to Fusion, a service that includes 25 high-definition channels and offers video on demand.


Raids in Europe shut down illegal IPTV services

Police raids across Europe have broken up a sophisticated pirated IPTV operating system that illegally resells online channels. Five people have been arrested and several servers shut down after raids in Spain, Denmark and Britain.

The IPTV service operated by the gang offered customers more than 800 channels, including sports, movies and adult content. The phones start at €40 (£35) a month and can cost up to €460, according to Spanish police, who are in charge of the operation. Service is available in 30 countries, with servers in Spain, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Latvia, the Netherlands and Cyprus. A total of 66 servers were shut down in the attack.

It is estimated that the group could gain about €8m from the operation.

Europol, the eu’s law enforcement agency, said the raids were its « biggest crackdown » yet on pirated IPTV services.

Three British men have been jailed for stealing video footage of premier league matches.


VITEC will focus on IPTV distribution

VITEC will showcase its extensive portfolio of IPTV premium and corporate, broadcasting and government contributed solutions at BroadcastAsia2019 in Singapore on June 18 solstice 20. At booth 4h2-10, VITEC will showcase its ultra-low latency and time synchronization IP contribution solutions, as well as EZ TV IPTV and digital signage solutions in the broadcast level HEVC.

With ultra-low latency streams in the HEVC, VITEC offers a solution where every bit and millisecond counts for workflow in the broadcast market. A high quality and ultra-fast HEVC encoder is critical to reduce latency and bitrate while maintaining excellent video quality during transmission, « said Bruno tessier, director of international sales and marketing for VITEC. « As BroadcastAsia2019 visitors will see, our products perfectly match these trends, providing ultra-low latency, stream protection, and time synchronization, which are essential in today’s broadcast and streaming operations. »

At BroadcastAsia2019, VITEC will showcase a range of products, including the MGW Ace encoder and MGW Ace decoder pair, which, thanks to the VITEC HEVC GEN2+ codec, provide a 16-millisecond glass-to-glass delay contribution, achieving zero latency. This groundbreaking codec delivers top-notch HEVC video quality up to 4:2:210 bit, setting new industry standards in video quality, bit rate, and latency.