2.09 million pay TV subscribers in Chile at end March 2012

Thursday, July 12th, 2012 
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Chile’s Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (Subtel) has released pay TV statistics to the end of March 2012. From the end of March 2011, satellite subscribers increased from 881,663 to 943,844 (up 7.1%) whereas wired (cable TV and IPTV) subscribers grew from 1.091 million to 1.148 million (up 5.3%), giving a total for the country of 2.092 million, up 6.1% year-on-year.

                                 Mar-11     Jun-11     Sep-11     Dec-11     Mar-12
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Operator
 VTR Telefónica                 898,288    909,851    915,327    910,682    914,223
 Claro Comunicaciones           386,604    414,964    414,620    406,308    409,203
 Telefónica Multimedia          354,570    368,206    376,379    385,969    395,157
 DIRECTV Chile                  206,158    222,037    231,733    239,757    246,587
 PACIFICO CABLE                  48,616     51,378     52,645     53,572     55,329
 Telefónica del Sur (Telsur)     38,269     42,091     46,175     48,720     51,561
 Cable Central                   12,568     11,918     11,795     11,063     10,157
 TuVes                           27,140     18,559     18,065     11,297      9,783
                              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Connection type
 Satellite                      881,663    919,964    928,021    929,743    943,844
 Wired (IPTV/Cable)           1,090,550  1,119,040  1,138,718  1,137,625  1,148,156
                              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Total                         1,972,213  2,039,004  2,066,739  2,067,368  2,092,000