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 with 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 a large number of cable systems, such as Rogers Communications, Shaw Communications, and Videotron in Canada; Cablevision, Charter Communications, Comcast, Cox Communications, and Time Warner Cable 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 AT&T U-verse and DirecTV 26,000,000 [2] Satellite and IPTV
2 Comcast Cable Xfinity 22,400,000 [3] Cable
3 Charter Communications Charter Spectrum (Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks) 18,421,145[4][5] Cable
4 Dish Network Dish 13,909,000 [6] Satellite
5 Verizon Verizon FiOS 4,700,000 Fiber
6 Cox Communications Digital Max 4,540,280 Cable
7 Altice USA Optimum, Suddenlink and Lightpath 3,948,000[7][8][9] Cable
8 Frontier Communications Vantage TV 1,700,000 Fiber/IPTV
9 Mediacom Xtream [10] 862,000[11] Cable
10 WOW! (f.k.a. WideOpenWest) WOW! TV[12] 702,101 Cable
11 Cable One 451,000 [13] Cable
12 TPG (Including RCN and Grande) 377,000 [14] Cable
13 Windstream Kinetic 359,000[15] IPTV
14 CenturyLink Prism TV 311,000[16] Fiber/IPTV
15 Atlantic Broadband Group, LLC 246,000[17] Cable
16 Midcontinent Communications 236,250 Cable
17 Armstrong Cable Services 234,573 Cable
18 Service Electric Cable TV Incorporated 213,058 Cable
19 Metrocast 164,921 Cable
20 Blue Ridge Communications 164,796 Cable
21 WaveDivision Holdings, LLC 152,975 Cable
22 General Communications 140,000 Cable
23 Buckeye Broadband 130,954 Cable
24 Consolidated Communications Digital Video Services (DVS) 117,882[18] IPTV
25 Google Fiber 68,715[19] Fiber
26 TDS Telecom TDS TV 41,200 Fiber/IPTV
26 Hawaiian Telcom 32,000[20] IPTV

Top multichannel video service providers worldwide by number of subscribers[edit]

Country MSO Name # of Subscribers
India Darsh Network 52,300,000
India Digicable 32,500,000
China Shandong Cable 25,000,000
India InCablenet 22,500,000
India Hathway Cable 22,500,000
India Siti Cable 10,525,000
EMEA UPC Broadband (9 in Europe)[21] 9,100,000
China Beijing Gehua 9,000,000
Germany Kabel Deutschland[22] 8,900,000
China Shanghai OCN 6,000,000
Brazil Net Serviços de Comunicação 5,381,000
United Kingdom Virgin Media 4,772,800
France Numericable[23] 3,500,000
Korea, South CJ Hellovision[24] 3,300,000
Japan J:Com 3,300,000
Korea, South T-Broad[25] 3,200,000
Netherlands Ziggo[26] 3,017,000
Korea, South C&M 2,700,000
Belgium Telenet 2,300,000
Germany Kabel BW 2,300,000
Canada Rogers Cable 2,295,000
Canada Shaw Communications 2,241,503
Spain ONO[27] 1,823,536
Sweden Com Hem 1,760,000
Switzerland Cablecom[28] 1,670,000
Canada Videotron 1,652,200
Portugal NOS[29] 1,467,000
Portugal MEO[29] 1,387,000
China Jinan Cable Network 1,300,000
Denmark YouSee A/S 1,200,000
Taiwan Kbro 1,150,000
Taiwan CNS 1,100,000
Canada Star Choice 886,106
Canada Cogeco 859,090
Australia Austar 742,000
Poland Vectra S.A. 740,000
Taiwan TBC 700,000
Taiwan TFN media 550,000
Canada Eastlink 457,075
India (Mumbai) J P R Channel 120,000
India (Kochi) Kerala Vision Digital TV 2,500,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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