IPTV subscribers hit 10 million in Korea

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 
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According to the Korea Digital Media Industry Association (KODIMA) there are now more than 10 million IPTV subscribers in South Korea. Commercial IPTV services were launched at the beginning of 2009, reaching 9 million subscribers at the end of March 2014.

The country has three IPTV providers – SK broadband (B tv), KT Corporation (olleh tv) and LG Uplus (U+ TV).

IPTV subscribers (August 16, 2014)

KT         SK Broadband  LG U+      Total
---------  ------------  ---------  ----------
5,480,000  2,500,000     2,020,000  10 million

IPTV subscriber milestones

Subscribers   1,000,000   2,000,000   3,000,000   4,000,000   5,000,000
-----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Date         09/10/2009   24/4/2010  17/12/2010   19/8/2011   10/4/2012

Subscribers   6,000,000   7,000,000   8,000,000   9,000,000  10,000,000
-----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Date          7/11/2012    6/5/2013  21/10/2013   28/3/2014   16/8/2014