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; 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 AT&T U-verse and DirecTV 30,100,000 [2] Fiber/IPTV/Satellite
2 Comcast Xfinity 26,400,000 [3] Cable
3 Charter Communications Spectrum 25,000,000[4][5] Cable
4 Dish Network Dish 13,700,000 [6] Satellite
5 Verizon FiOS 4,700,000 Fiber/IPTV
6 Cox Communications Contour 4,540,280 Cable/Fiber/IPTV
7 Altice USA Altice (formerly Optimum, Suddenlink and Lightpath)[7] 3,948,000[8][9][10] Cable
8 Frontier Communications Frontier FiOS and Vantage TV 1,700,000 Fiber/IPTV
9 Mediacom Xtream [11] 862,000[12] Cable
10 WOW! WOW! TV and WOW! Ultra[13] 801,000[14] Cable
11 TPG (Including RCN, Grande and WaveDivision Holdings, LLC)[15] 529,975 [16] Cable
12 Cable One 451,000 [17] Cable
13 Windstream Kinetic 359,000[18] IPTV
14 CenturyLink Prism TV 325,000[19] Fiber/IPTV
15 Midco 300,000+[20] Cable
16 Atlantic Broadband Group, LLC 246,000[21] 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 General Communications 140,000 Cable
22 Buckeye Broadband 130,954 Cable
23 Consolidated Communications Digital Video Services (DVS) 117,882[22] IPTV
24 Google Fiber 68,715[23] Fiber
25 TDS Telecom TDS TV 41,200 Fiber/IPTV
26 Hawaiian Telcom 32,000[24] IPTV

Top multichannel video service providers worldwide by number of subscribers (excluding the United States)[edit]

Country MSO name # of subscribers
India India Digicable 32,500,000
China China Shandong Cable 25,000,000
India India InCablenet 22,500,000
India India Hathway Cable 22,500,000
Europe Europe Sky 21,000,000
India India Siti Cable 10,525,000
Europe Mainland Europe (7 countries) UPC Broadband[25] 9,100,000
China China Beijing Gehua 9,000,000
Germany Germany Vodafone Deutschland[26] 8,900,000
China China Shanghai OCN 6,000,000
Brazil Brazil Net Serviços de Comunicação 5,381,000
United Kingdom United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Ireland Virgin Media 4,772,800
France France Altice France[27] 3,500,000
South Korea South Korea CJ Hellovision[28] 3,300,000
Japan Japan J:Com 3,300,000
South Korea South Korea T-Broad[29] 3,200,000
Netherlands Netherlands Ziggo[30] 3,017,000
South Korea South Korea C&M 2,700,000
Belgium Belgium Telenet 2,300,000
Germany Germany Kabel BW 2,300,000
Canada Canada Rogers Cable 2,295,000
Canada Canada Shaw Communications 2,241,503
Spain Spain Vodafone Spain[31] 1,823,536
Sweden Sweden Com Hem 1,760,000
Switzerland Switzerland Cablecom[32] 1,670,000
Canada Canada Videotron 1,652,200
India India Darsh Network 1,500,000
Portugal Portugal NOS[33] 1,467,000
United Kingdom United Kingdom BT 1,400,000
Portugal Portugal MEO[33] 1,387,000
China China Jinan Cable Network 1,300,000
Denmark Denmark YouSee A/S 1,200,000
Taiwan Taiwan Kbro 1,150,000
Taiwan Taiwan CNS 1,100,000
Canada Canada Shaw Direct 886,106
Canada Canada Cogeco 859,090
Australia Australia Austar 742,000
Poland Poland Vectra S.A. 740,000
Taiwan Taiwan TBC 700,000
Taiwan Taiwan TFN media 550,000
Canada Canada Eastlink 457,075
Spain Spain Euskaltel 400,000
India India (Mumbai) J P R Channel 120,000
India India (Kochi) Kerala Vision Digital TV 2,500,000
India India (Mumbai) J P R Channel 120,000
India India (Pune) Nandani vision 20,000
India India (Maharashtra) LMO DIGITAL 15,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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