IPTV growth in CenturyLink's future

During its fourth quarter and year-end 2009 earnings call, CenturyLink reported growth in video subscribers through its satellite TV partnership with Dish Network, and also said it plans to launch more IPTV markets beyond its initial three markets.

The independent telco had 535,000 TV customers through Dish at the end of the year after adding about 32,500 during the fourth quarter.

Regarding IPTV, CenturyLink chief Glen Post said, "We continue to develop our IPTV capabilities in Columbia and Jefferson City, Missouri and in La Crosse, Wisconsin. We're pleased with the results." Post said the company is eyeing five more markets for IPTV launches, and that additional markets would launch this year and next year.

For more:
- Seeking Alpha has the earnings call transcript

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