Satellite TV up 21% year-on-year in Croatia in 2Q 2013

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 
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The Croatian Post and Electronic Communications Agency (Hrvatska agencija za poštu i elektroničke komunikacije – HAKOM) has reported communications market data for the country for the end of the second quarter of 2013.

Satellite TV was the fastest growing established segment of the market with subscriptions increasing by over 21% year-on-year. IPTV remains the leading pay TV platform with nearly 380,000 subscribers.

The recently launched ‘evotv’ pay digital terrestrial television (DTT) service had more than 14,000 subscribers at the end of June.

Television households:

                       2Q 2012  3Q 2012  4Q 2012  1Q 2013  2Q 2013  2Q13 v 1Q13  2Q13 v 2Q12
                       -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -----------  -----------
Cable                  145,484  144,608  145,373  147,012  149,977        2.02%        3.09%
IPTV                   352,647  355,869  366,974  371,459  379,487        2.16%        7.61%
Satellite               97,632  102,763  106,189  113,529  118,356        4.25%       21.23%
Pay DTT                      -        -        -   10,770   14,514       34.76%          n/a
FTA DTT*               899,945  892,468  877,172  852,938  833,374       -2.29%       -7.40%

* 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)