Chile's Pay TV subscribers passed 2 million mark in 2011

Monday, May 7th, 2012 
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Chile’s Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (Subtel) has releases pay TV statistics for 2011. During the year, satellite subscribers increased from 853,000 to 930,000 whereas wired (cable TV and IPTV) subscribers grew from 1.076 million to 1.138 million, giving a total for the country of 2.067 million, up 7.2% year-on-year.

More than 40% of homes in Chile now subscribe to a pay TV service.

Subscribers:

                                 Dec-08     Dec-09     Dec-10     Dec-11
                              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Operator
 VTR Telefónica                 874,206    897,715    893,183    910,682
 Claro Comunicaciones                                 370,958    406,308
 Telmex TV                      199,550    239,992  
 Telmex Chile Telephony                     65,291    
 Telefónica Multimedia          259,883    281,501    336,770    385,969
 DIRECTV Chile                  110,543    139,413    198,199    239,757
 PACIFICO CABLE                                        46,611     53,572
 Telefónica del Sur (Telsur)                26,677     34,557     48,720
 TuVes                                                 34,611     11,297
 Cable Central                   17,308     13,443     13,805     11,063
                              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Connection type
 Satellite                      569,833    660,717    853,019    929,743
 Wired (IPTV/Cable)             891,657  1,003,315  1,075,675  1,137,625
                              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Total                         1,461,490  1,664,032  1,928,694  2,067,368

Market share:

                             Dec-08  Dec-09  Dec-10  Dec-11
                             ------  ------  ------  ------
VTR Telefónica                59.8%   53.9%   46.3%   44.1%
Claro Comunicaciones                          19.2%   19.7%
Telmex TV                     13.7%   14.4%
Telmex Chile Telephony                 3.9%
Telefónica Multimedia         17.8%   16.9%   17.5%   18.7%
DIRECTV Chile                  7.6%    8.4%   10.3%   11.6%
PACIFICO CABLE                                 2.4%    2.6%
Telefónica del Sur (Telsur)            1.6%    1.8%    2.4%
TuVes                                          1.8%    0.5%
Cable Central                  1.2%    0.8%    0.7%    0.5%