DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/81f5d2/analysis_of_the_ip) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Analysis of the IPTV Markets in Central and Eastern Europe" to their offering.
This Frost & Sullivan research service titled Analysis of the IPTV Markets in Central and Eastern Europe provides an analysis of the Internet protocol TV (IPTV) markets in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania, The study highlights the market trends and provides forecasts.
Analysis of the IPTV Markets in Central and Eastern Europe - Subscribers to Grow to 1.5 million by the End of 2017
Value-added Services Enhance IPTV Market Potential in Central and Eastern Europe
With the telecom and pay TV markets approaching maturity, participants in the IPTV markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are finding it challenging to acquire new clients and retain the current customer base. It is imperative for both telecom and pay TV participants in CEE to implement bundled services. Initially, bundled services composed of broadband, TV and voice services were the domain of cable TV operators. Telecoms and ISPs quickly realised that to successfully compete in the market, deployment of TV services is essential. Currently, the highest number of IPTV subscribers as well as the highest penetration of the services is in the Czech Republic, where around 5 percent of the households use IPTV services, notes the analyst of this research service. The Czech Republic is likely to dominate the IPTV market in the foreseeable future.
Bulgaria and Romania remain the least developed IPTV markets, characterised by very high penetration of pay TV and relatively low penetration of broadband. Apart from growing interest of the main telecom market participants, the market is likely to be stimulated by increasing broadband penetration in fibre to the building (FTTB) technology. IPTV growth in CEE will be relatively stable, driven by both ARPU and subscriber base increases. However, revenues from IPTV services are likely to remain a small part of total telecoms revenues in the short and medium terms. In the long term, the market participants can count on much higher incomes from upsale of the premium content and value-added services.
Currently, the most important challenge for IPTV operators is competition with other pay TV providers. Established pay TV operators, with strong market knowledge and experience have the edge over new IPTV providers. Limited coverage of the relevant infrastructure for high-quality services provision also restrains growth. Often the capacity of digital subscriber line (DSL) networks do not allow for transfer of both broadband and IPTV. Upgrading DSL networks in many cases is not economically justified; therefore, in the next 3 to 4 years, IPTV is likely to be deployed on FTTH/B and cable infrastructure.
Key Topics Covered:
2. Executive Summary
3. Analysis of the Key IPTV Markets in Central and Eastern Europe
4. IPTV Market Overview: Bulgaria
5. IPTV Market Overview: The Czech Republic
6. IPTV Market Overview: Hungary
7. IPTV Market Overview: Poland
8. IPTV Market Overview: Romania
9. Competitive Environment
10. Conclusions and Recommendations
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