Worldwide IPTV households reach 14 million, Parks Associates says

The number of households worldwide using telco/IPTV services grew from 4.7 million in 2006 to more than 14 million last year, according to a new white paper from Parks Associates.

The white paper, “TV Services in Europe: Update and Outlook,” analyzes key television services and offers growth strategies and recommendations for providers worldwide and for Europe in particular.

Europe experienced a growth rate of 250 percent between 2006 and 2007 for telco/IPTV services, defined as landline-based multichannel and on-demand video services provided by a telephone operator.

A key recommendation from the paper is that operators should examine network and customer premise equipment upgrades for features and applications that can personalize the entire television experience and build customer loyalty.

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