Major operators in Hungary end Q1 2011 with 1.48 million digital TV subscribers

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 
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In March 2011, the number of households with digital television subscriptions in the network of Hungary’s twelve largest broadcasters rose to 1,479,520, states a flash report released by the country’s National Media and Infocommunications Authority (Nemzeti Média- és Hírközlési Hatóság – NMHH). Satellite subscribers accounted for 890,545 of the digital total with cable and IPTV making up the remaining 588,975.

The flash report is based on data provided on a voluntary basis by Hungary’s 12 largest broadcasters and covers approximately 80 to 85 percent of the subscription television services market. The service providers featured – Magyar Telekom Nyrt., Invitel Zrt., UPC Magyarország Kft., FiberNet Zrt., DIGI Kft., PR-TELEKOM Zrt., Tarr Kft., ViDaNet Zrt., PARISAT Kft., RubiCom Zrt., Hello HD Kft. and UPC DTH S.à.r.l. – registered a total of 2,695,785 subscriptions at the end of March.

Television subscriptions, based on data from the major service providers (1000s):

                                                                   2010
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              Mar   Apr   May  June  July   Aug  Sept   Oct   Nov   Dec
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Total       2,509 2,517 2,527 2,527 2,524 2,539 2,550 2,587 2,618 2,666
  Digital   1,210 1,225 1,240 1,258 1,279 1,299 1,322 1,354 1,385 1,423

                         2011
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              Jan   Feb   Mar
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Total       2,681 2,692 2,696
  Digital   1,450 1,465 1,480

More: Flash Report