Comstar IPTV take-up grows

Comstar-UTS ended Q3 with 147,000 double play (internet and pay-TV) subscribers in Moscow, or 39% more than a year earlier.

Its broadband subscriber total meanwhile rose by 70% year-on-year to reach 844,000.

The company also had 150,000 pay-TV subscribers in the Russian regions as of Q3, or 6% more than in the previous quarter.

According to Comstar-UTS, it will be consolidating its Stream-TV regional operations from the beginning of 2009. This should boost its pay-TV subscriber base to more than 2 million.