Meo builds subscriber base

By Julian Clover

Portugal Telecom is closing in on half a million subscribers to its Meo service. In the year after its launch the combined number of IPTV and satellite subscribers stands at 443,000, having added an additional 59,000 subs in the quarter to June 30, 2009.

The IPTV service now features 110 TV channels and over 2,000 video on demand titles. More than half of the subscriber base have now used the VOD on a paid for basis.

High definition services were introduced to satellite and IPTV subscribers in April with the launch of AXN in high definition.