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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 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.

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Top multichannel video service providers in the United States by number of subscribersEdit

  • Contains estimates from SNL Kagan.[1]
Rank MSO name Brand Total subscribers Technology
1 AT&T DirecTV Now, DirecTV, and AT&T U-verse 25,172,000[2] Fiber/VDSL/IPTV/Satellite
2 Comcast Xfinity 22,121,000[3] Cable/Fiber/IPTV
3 Charter Communications Spectrum 16,646,000[2] Cable/Fiber/IPTV
4 Dish Network Dish and Sling TV 13,332,000 [2] Satellite/Fiber/IPTV
5 Verizon FiOS 4,666,000[2] Fiber
6 Cox Communications Contour 4,132,000[2] Cable/Fiber/IPTV
7 Altice USA Altice (formerly Optimum, Suddenlink and Lightpath)[2] 3,463,000[2] Cable/Fiber
8 Frontier Communications Frontier FiOS and Vantage TV 961,000[4] Fiber/DSL/IPTV
9 Mediacom Xtream[5] 829,000[6] Cable
10 WOW! WOW! TV and WOW! Ultra[7] 518,500[8] Cable
11 TPG (Including RCN, Grande and Wave Broadband)[9] 529,975 [10] Cable
12 Atlantic Broadband (includes Metrocast) 410,921[11] Cable
13 Windstream Kinetic 359,000[12] IPTV
14 Cable One Sparklight[13] 329,386 [14] Cable
15 CenturyLink Prism TV 325,000[15] Fiber/VDSL/IPTV
16 Midco 300,000+[16] Cable
17 Armstrong Cable Services 234,573 Cable
18 Service Electric Cable TV Incorporated 213,058 Cable
19 Blue Ridge Communications 164,796 Cable
20 TDS Telecom TDS TV 145,400[17] Cable/Fiber/IPTV
21 General Communications 140,000 Cable
22 Cincinnati Bell 137,600[18] Fiber
23 Buckeye Broadband 130,954 Cable
24 Consolidated Communications Digital Video Services (DVS) 117,882[19] IPTV
25 Google Fiber 68,715[20] Fiber
26 Hawaiian Telcom 32,000[21] IPTV

Top multichannel video service providers outside of US, by number of subscribersEdit

Country MSO name # of subscribers
  India ECN DIGITAL 100,000
  India Digicable 150,000
  india DEN Network 25,000,000[citation needed]
  india I-VISION DIGITAL LLP 100,000
  India InCablenet 22,500,000
  India Hathway Cable 22,500,000
  Europe Sky 21,000,000
  China Shandong Cable Network 18,000,000[22]
  China Guangdong Cable Network 13,000,000 (2016 figure)[23]
  India Siti Cable 10,525,000
  Mainland Europe (7 countries) UPC Broadband[24] 9,100,000
  China Beijing Gehua 5,840,000 [25]
  Germany Vodafone Deutschland[26] 8,900,000
  China Shanghai Oriental Cable Net 6,700,000 [27]
  Brazil Net Serviços de Comunicação 5,381,000
  United Kingdom &   Ireland Virgin Media 4,772,800
  France Altice France[28] 3,500,000
  South Korea CJ Hellovision[29] 3,300,000
  Japan J:Com 3,300,000[citation needed]
  South Korea T-Broad[30] 3,200,000
  Netherlands Ziggo[31] 3,017,000
  South Korea C&M 2,700,000[citation needed]
  India Asianet Broadband 2,500,000[32]
  Belgium Telenet 2,300,000
  Germany Kabel BW 2,300,000[citation needed]
  Canada Rogers Cable 2,295,000
  Canada Shaw Communications 2,241,503
  Spain Vodafone Spain[33] 1,823,536
  Sweden Com Hem 1,760,000
  Switzerland Cablecom[34] 1,670,000
  Canada Videotron 1,652,200
  India Kerala Vision 1,500,000[35]
  Portugal NOS[36] 1,467,000
  United Kingdom BT 1,400,000
  Portugal MEO[36] 1,387,000
  Denmark YouSee A/S 1,200,000
  Taiwan Kbro 1,150,000[citation needed]
  Taiwan CNS 1,100,000[citation needed]
  Canada Shaw Direct 886,106
  Canada Cogeco 859,090
  Australia Austar 742,000
  Poland Vectra S.A. 740,000[citation needed]
  Taiwan TBC 700,000
  Taiwan TFN media 550,000[citation needed]
  Canada Eastlink 457,075
  Spain Euskaltel 400,000

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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