Number of digital cable subscribers in Romania doubled in 2011

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 
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The National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (Autoritatea Nationala pentru Administrare si Reglementare in Comunicatii – ANCOM) has published its half-yearly statistical data report on the Romanian electronic communications market for the second half of 2011.

The total number of pay TV subscribers was 5.85 million at the end of 2011, an increase of 2% compared with the end of 2010. During 2011, the number of subscribers to cable networks grew by 7%, while subscriptions to satellite (DTH) decreased by 5%, though the sector returned to growth in the second half of the year.

The number of cable subscribers with a digital service increased by 129% in the full year, and by 24% in the second half.

Subscriber and operator statistics (subscribers in thousands):

                         30.06.2009  31.12.2009  30.06.2010  31.12.2010  30.06.2011  31.12.2011
                         ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Cable TV
  Number of subscribers       3,420       3,410       3,370       3,330       3,480       3,570 
    Digital                     260         319         352         397         735         909
  Number of operators           494         503         503         478         476         456
Satellite (DTH)
  Number of subscribers       2,304       2,333       2,263       2,383       2,203       2,255
  Number of operators             5           5           5           5           3           3
IPTV
  Number of subscribers        0.40        0.75        12.8        30.0        38.4        30.3
  Number of operators             1           2           2           2           4           4

TOTAL
  Number of subscribers       5,720       5,740       5,650       5,740       5,720       5,850
    Digital                   2,564       2,653       2,629       2,810       2,977       3,195