European pay-TV top 10
Italian consultancy e-Media Institute has published a list of the top 10 pay-TV operators via satellite,
which sees BSkyB on top with 9.2 million subscribers in the UK and Ireland, 34 per cent of all TV households.
Canal Plus France is second with 5.3 million,
followed by Sky Italia with 4.7 million subscribers (19.9 per cent of total TV households).
Fourth is Germanyís Premiere with 2.3 million subscribers (5 per cent), while Spainís Sogecable Digital Plus placed fifth with 2 million subscribers (12.5 per cent).
Sixth is Telenor Canal Digital, present in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, with slightly over 1 million subscribers (9 per cent), followed by MTG Viasat 2, available in the same countries, 676.000 users (6 per cent).
Portugalís Zon Multimedia TV Cabo is eighth with 424.000 subscribers (11.3 per cent), ninth is Multichoice Hellas **** in Greece and Cyprus with 322.000, while last on the top 10 list is Germanyís Unity Media Arena with 191.000 subscribers (0.5 per cent).