118.7 thousand pay TV subscribers for Montenegro at end-September

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 
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PODGORICA — The Agency for Electronic Media (Agencije za elektronske medije) in Montenegro has released subscriber figures for the seven operators (four cable and one each of MMDS, IPTV and DTH) authorised to distribute radio and TV programmes to end users in the country.

As at September 30, 2011, the number of connections for the distribution of radio and TV programmes over the different Cable/MMDS/DTH/IPTV platforms was 118,712, representing 65.76% of households, the remainder being covered by terrestrial TV.

                    September 2010  December 2010  March 2011  June 2011  September 2011
                    --------------  -------------  ----------  ---------  --------------
Connections                107,225        111,613     112,872    116,771         118,712
%age of households             59%         61.83%      62.53%     64.69%          65.76%

IPTV has the leading position in radio and TV distribution with 39.54% of the market. It is followed by DTH distribution at 29.70% percent and Cable and MMDS with 14.42% and 16.34% respectively.

The authorised operators in Montenegro are:

Broadband Montenegro” d.o.o. (MMDS)
Eltamont” d.o.o. (Cable)
M-kabl” d.o.o. (Cable)
Cabling” d.o.o. (Cable)
Crnogorski Telekom” a.d. (IPTV)
Total TV Montenegro” d.o.o. (DTH)
Media Net” d.o.o. (Cable)