Pay DTT in Croatia reaches 10,000 subscribers in 1st quarter after launch

Friday, May 31st, 2013 
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The Croatian Post and Electronic Communications Agency (Hrvatska agencija za poštu i elektroničke komunikacije – HAKOM) has reported communications market data for the country for the end of the first quarter of 2013.

Satellite TV was the fastest growing established segment of the market with subscriptions increasing by nearly 7% in the quarter. IPTV remains the leading pay TV platform with more than 370,000 subscribers.

The newly launched ‘evotv’ pay digital terrestrial television (DTT) service had more than 10,000 subscribers at the end of March.

Television households:

                       1Q 2012  2Q 2012  3Q 2012  4Q 2012  1Q 2013  1Q13 v 4Q12  1Q13 v 1Q12
                       -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  -----------
Cable                  147,737  145,484  144,608  145,373  147,012        1.13%       -0.49%
IPTV                   346,035  352,647  355,869  366,974  371,459        1.22%        7.35%
Satellite              100,950   97,632  102,763  106,189  113,529        6.91%       12.46%
Pay DTT                      -        -        -        -   10,770            -            -
FTA DTT*               900,986  899,945  892,468  877,172  852,938       -2.76%       -5.33%

* The number of free-to-air digital terrestrial households = 1,535,635 (the number of households in the Republic of Croatia according to the 2011 census) – 2.6% (households without TV) – (number of Cable + IPTV + Satellite + Pay DTT subscribers)