Investment - In Brief


- Fixed line incumbent Telecom Egypt (TE) as launched its first IPTV services via its ISP subsidiary TE Data, reports C21Media. The TE-VU services provides streaming and video-on-demand content to TE Data’s ADSL subscribers.

- The subscription TV market in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, including pay-TV, video-on-demand, mobile and video- streaming services as well as license fees, will expand 24 percent to $95 billion in the next four years, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Internet-streamed videos are forecast to be the fastest growing segment.

- Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera has secured a further package of broadcast rights for France's Ligue 1 football league between 2012 and 2016.The company fought off competition from French pay TV operator Canal+ to win the package of six weekly matches that they will offer on a pay-per-view basis. It was also awarded the rights to a weekly magazine programme. (Source : Digital TV Europe)