Colombia ends 2010 with 3.5 million pay TV subscribers

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 

Colombia’s Comisión Nacional de Televisión (CNTV) has published pay TV subscriber figures for the country for 2010. In the year both of Colombia’s satelllite TV operators, DIRECTV and Colombia Telecomunicaciones, increased their market share. The share of satellite subscriptions in the Pay TV market increased from 11.62% to 16.36%.

The total number of subscribers grew from 3.2 million at the end of 2009, to 3.5 million at the end of 2010.

Pay TV subscribers in Colombia:

                                               December 2009         December 2010
                                        --------------------  --------------------
Operator                                Subscribers    Share  Subscribers    Share
                                        -----------  -------  -----------  -------

National                                  2,542,024   79.38%    2,805,935   79.95%
 Telmex Hogar                             1,693,714   52.89%    1,719,643   49.00%
 UNE-EPM Telecomunicaciones S.A.            802,408   25.06%      912,762   26.01%
 Cablevista S.A.                             28,321    0.88%      154,983    4.42%
 Supercable Telecomunicaciones S.A.          17,581    0.55%       18,547    0.53%

Satellite                                   372,037   11.62%      574,207   16.36%
 DIRECTV Colombia                           248,080    7.75%      370,490   10.56%
 Colombia Telecomunicaciones                123,957    3.87%      203,717    5.80%

Municipal                                   288,282    9.00%      129,658    3.69%
 Cable Bello Televisión Ltda.                36,318    1.13%       27,234    0.78%
 HV Televisión Ltda.                         18,833    0.59%       19,829    0.56%
 Others                                     233,131    7.28%       82,595    2.35%
                                        -----------  -------  -----------  -------
      TOTAL                               3,202,343  100.00%    3,509,800  100.00%

More: CNTV Statistics