Televisa adds 1.1 million DTH subscribers in 2012

(Resultados del cuarto trimestre y año completo 2012)

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 

MÉXICO CITY, D.F. — Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (NYSE:TV; BMV: TLEVISA CPO; “Televisa” or “the Company”), today announced results for fourth quarter and full year 2012.

Sky

During the quarter, Sky added a total of 270 thousand subscribers, mainly in Mexico.

Full year sales increased 15.9% to Ps.14,465.3 million compared with Ps.12,479.2 million in 2011. The annual increase was driven by solid growth in the subscriber base of more than 1.1 million, which is explained by the continued success of Sky’s low-cost offerings, and the increase in pay-per-view revenues. As of December 31, 2012, the number of net active subscribers increased to 5,153,445 (including 164,669 commercial subscribers), compared with 4,008,374 (including 157,646 commercial subscribers) as of December 31, 2011. Sky closed the year with 182,415 subscribers in Central America and the Dominican Republic.

Sky subscribers:

                                                                             2012       2011
                                       ------------------------------------------  ---------
                                              4Q         3Q         2Q         1Q         4Q
                                       ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Total                                  5,153,445  4,883,388  4,550,695  4,283,605  4,008,374
 Commercial                              164,669    161,484    161,191    160,108    157,646
 Central America + Dominican Republic    182,415    168,973    167,809    164,498    159,000

Cable and Telecom

Voice and data RGUs continued to be the main drivers of growth, growing 16.1% and 22.5% compared with 2011, respectively, while video RGUs expanded by 5.8%.

The following table sets forth the breakdown of video subscribers for each of the three cable subsidiaries:

                                                       2012       2011
                 ------------------------------------------  ---------
                        4Q         3Q         2Q         1Q         4Q
                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Total            2,308,794  2,263,631  2,232,831  2,218,288  2,182,819
 Cablevisión       787,054    774,015    754,153    741,227    727,235
 Cablemás        1,147,007  1,108,432  1,095,587  1,094,223  1,085,173
 TVI               374,733    381,184    383,091    382,838    370,411

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