Spain's pay TV subscriber growth returns

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 
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Spain’s Markets and Competition Commission (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia – CNMC) has published telecommunications and audiovisual statistics for the country for the fourth quarter of 2013.

In the quarter, total pay TV subscribers rose for the first time since 2011 to 3.78 million, driven by growth in IPTV subscribers. Numbers are however still below the 4.08 million that was achieved at the same point in 2012, and the 5 million peak reached in 2011.

Pay TV subscribers by technology:

                I/2012    II/2012   III/2012    IV/2012     I/2013    II/2013   III/2013   IV/2013
             ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Satellite    1,771,236  1,731,140  1,723,530  1,719,811  1,691,281  1,631,692  1,633,527  1,620,632
Cable        1,329,432  1,326,549  1,306,861  1,266,625  1,236,858  1,206,535  1,176,382  1,142,015
IPTV           891,217    869,127    836,416    786,586    724,953    695,820    673,482    746,553
DTT            366,383    333,246    315,732    290,246    260,098    223,090    234,795    237,178
Others          11,581     13,745     12,720     13,833     13,654     14,480     21,952     28,399
             ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
TOTAL        4,369,849  4,273,807  4,195,259  4,077,101  3,926,844  3,771,617  3,740,138  3,774,777