Report: Euro triple-play not meeting potential

Report cites lack of TV content as reason

BRUSSELS -- Europe's triple-play market of telephone, Internet and pay TV is stumbling thanks to a lack of compelling content from telecom firms, research group Analysys Mason said Thursday.

The group forecasts 31.1 million Western European triple-play subscribers by the end of 2013, with the market share rising to 18% from 7% in 2007. But this is far lower than it could be, according to Analysys Mason. Growth will be primarily supplier-led, driven by the continuing take-up of IPTV services and the upgrade of cable networks.