Montenegro Cable/MMDS/DTH/IPTV subscribers up 4.72% in 2Q 2013

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 
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PODGORICA — The Agency for Electronic Media (Agencije za elektronske medije) in Montenegro has released subscriber figures for the seven operators (four cable and one each of MMDS, IPTV and DTH) authorised to distribute radio and TV programmes to end users in the country.

As at June 30, 2013, the number of connections for the distribution of radio and TV programmes over the different Cable/MMDS/DTH/IPTV platforms was 144,950, up 6,530 or 4.72% since March 2013, and representing 74.41% (up from 71.06% at end-March 2013) of households, the remainder being covered by terrestrial TV.

                                                     2012                  2013
               ------------------------------------------  --------------------
                   March       June  September   December      March       June
               ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Connections      123,279    126,093    129,026    133,831    138,420    144,950

IPTV retained the leading position in radio and TV distribution with 40.89% of the market (down from 41.72% at the end of Q1 2013). It is followed by DTH distribution at 29.27% percent (29.62% at end March) and MMDS and Cable with 15.89% (16.57%) and 13.95% (12.09%) respectively.

The authorised operators in Montenegro are:

“Broadband Montenegro” d.o.o. (MMDS)
“Eltamont” d.o.o. (Cable)
“M-kabl” d.o.o. (Cable)
“Cabling” d.o.o. (Cable)
“Crnogorski Telekom” a.d. (IPTV)
“Total TV Montenegro” d.o.o. (DTH)
“Media Net” d.o.o. (Cable)