List of multiple-system operators

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A multiple-system operator (MSO) is an operator of multiple cable or direct-broadcast satellite television systems. A cable system in the United States, by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) definition, is a facility serving a single community or a distinct governmental entity, each of which has its own franchise agreement with the cable company. Though in the strictest sense any cable company that serves multiple communities is an MSO, the term today is usually reserved for companies that own multiple cable systems, such as Rogers Communications, Shaw Communications, and Videotron in Canada; Altice USA, Charter Communications, Comcast and Cox Communications in the United States; or Virgin Media in the UK.

Top multichannel video service providers in the United States by number of subscribers[edit]

  • Contains estimates from SNL Kagan.[1]
Rank MSO name Brand Total subscribers Technology
1 Comcast Xfinity 19,355,000[2] Cable
2 Charter Communications Spectrum 16,062,000[2] Cable
3 AT&T DirecTV, AT&T TV, AT&T U-verse 15,885,000[2] Satellite
4 Dish Network Dish 8,686,000[2] Satellite
5 Hulu + Live TV 3,800,000[2] IPTV
6 Verizon Fios 3,845,000[2] Fiber
7 Cox Communications Contour 3,590,000[2] Cable
8 YouTube TV YouTube TV 3,000,000[3] IPTV
9 Altice USA Optimum, Suddenlink, Altice Business[4] 2,906,000[2] Cable
10 Dish Network Sling TV 2,374,000[2] IPTV
11 Mediacom Xtream[5] 626,000[2] Cable
12 FuboTV 590,430[2] IPTV
13 Frontier Communications Frontier FiberOptic and Vantage TV 453,000[2] Fiber
14 Atlantic Broadband (includes Metrocast) 313,591[2] Cable
15 WOW! WOW! TV and WOW! Ultra[6] 291,000[7] Cable
16 Cable One Sparklight[8] 252,000[2] Cable

Top multichannel video service providers outside of US, by number of subscribers[edit]

Country MSO name # of subscribers
Europe Europe Comcast (Sky) 24,000,000
India India DEN Network 23,000,000[citation needed]
India India InCablenet 22,500,000
India India Hathway Cable 22,500,000
China China Shandong Cable Network 18,000,000[9]
China China Guangdong Cable Network 13,000,000[10]
India India Siti Cable 10,525,000
Europe Mainland Europe (7 countries) UPC Broadband[11] 9,100,000
China China Beijing Gehua 5,840,000[12]
Germany Germany Vodafone Deutschland[13] 8,900,000
China China Shanghai Oriental Cable Net 6,700,000[14]
Brazil Brazil Claro 5,381,000
United Kingdom United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Ireland Virgin Media 4,772,800
France France Altice France (SFR)[15] 3,500,000
South Korea South Korea CJ Hellovision[16] 3,300,000
Japan Japan J:Com 3,300,000[citation needed]
South Korea South Korea T-Broad[17] 3,200,000
Netherlands Netherlands Ziggo[18] 3,017,000
South Korea South Korea C&M 2,700,000[citation needed]
India India Asianet Broadband 2,500,000[19]
Belgium Belgium Telenet 2,300,000
Germany Germany Kabel BW 2,300,000[citation needed]
Canada Canada Rogers Cable 2,295,000
Canada Canada Shaw Communications 2,241,503
Spain Spain Vodafone Spain[20] 1,823,536
Sweden Sweden Com Hem 1,760,000
Switzerland Switzerland Cablecom[21] 1,670,000
Canada Canada Videotron 1,652,200
India India Kerala Vision 1,500,000[22]
Portugal Portugal NOS[23] 1,467,000
United Kingdom United Kingdom BT 1,400,000
Portugal Portugal Altice Portugal (MEO)[23] 1,387,000
Denmark Denmark YouSee A/S 1,200,000
Taiwan Taiwan Kbro 1,150,000[citation needed]
Taiwan Taiwan CNS 1,100,000[citation needed]
Canada Canada Shaw Direct 886,106
Canada Canada Cogeco 859,090
Australia Australia Austar 742,000
Poland Poland Vectra S.A. 740,000[citation needed]
Taiwan Taiwan TBC 700,000
Taiwan Taiwan TFN media 550,000[citation needed]
India India TCCL 5,00,000
India India APSFL 500,000
Canada Canada Eastlink 457,075
Spain Spain Euskaltel 400,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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