Boost for Lithuanian IPTV
By Chris Dziadul
January 15, 2010 10.02 UK
The Lithuanian incumbent telco TEO LT is to make its video library available to subscribers of the IPTV service Interactive GALA for a monthly fee of LTL7 (€2.03) a month.
However, they will still have the option of paying a one-off fee, ranging from LTL1-10, to individual titles for a 24-hour period. The library, which contains over 500 titles, is already accessed by over half of Interactive GALA’s 50,000 subscribers. Of the 50,000, nearly a third also subscribe to additional channel packages.
TEO LT also operates a DTT service named Digital GALA, which is currently received over 40,000 homes.
Separately, TEO LT says it is deploying a fibre-optic network that will provide internet access at speeds of up to 200 Mbps. By the end of this year, the service will be available to around 95% of residents of Vilnius and Klaipeda, 70% of those in Kaunas, half in Siauliai and a third in Panevezys.