European telcos dial up investments in content
August 01, 2017
European telephone companies are facing the need to find the right strategy to survive in a rapidly-converging world with fixed line revenues declining, threats from OTT services eating into their core voice business, and ARPUs hit by the commoditisation of broadband and TV distribution.
Many European telcos have responded to the digitisation of TV by carrying video services over their networks. Others, like BT and Altice, have made a massive play in pay TV sports, while Orange and Telefonica are planning ambitious investments in original TV series.