Lattelecom passes 30k IPTV subs

Latvian telco Lattelecom has reached 30,000 subscribers for its IPTV service 'Lattelecom Interactive TV', launched in April 2007.

The 30,000th subscriber to the service has been presented with a Philips LCD TV, a gift card for Lattelecom's store, and a one-year subscription to Lattelecom Interactive TV. The service offers 61 linear channels, including one in high-definition (Discovery), and saw its subscriber base quadruple in 2008, while income from the service rose 517% last year.

The telco has also recently launched commercial tests of a new DTT service, available in a 70 kilometre radius around the capital city of Riga.