Montenegro adds 3,983 pay TV subscribers in 2Q 2014

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 
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PODGORICA — The Agency for Electronic Media (Agencije za elektronske medije) in Montenegro has released subscriber figures for the ten operators (four cable, two IPTV, and one each of MMDS, DTH, DVB-T2 and mobile TV) authorised to distribute radio and TV programmes to end users in the country.

As at June 30, 2014, the number of connections for the distribution of radio and TV programmes over the different Cable/MMDS/DTH/IPTV/mobile platforms was 153,601, up 3,983 or 2.7% since end-March 2014, and up 8,651 year-on-year (6.0%). The total represents 78.85% (76.81% at end-Q1) of households, the remainder being covered by analogue terrestrial TV.

IPTV retained the leading position with 41.35% of the digital television market (up from 41.94% at the end of Q1 2014). It was followed by DTH distribution at 31.30% percent (31.66% at end-Q1 2013) and MMDS and Cable with 13.02% (13.67%) and 13.28% (11.93%) respectively. The market share of the mobile operator was 1.04% (0.79%).

Digital TV connections

   2012                                2013              2014
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   Dec.     Mar.     Jun.     Sep.     Dec.     Mar.     Jun.
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133,831  138,420  144,950  146,433  148,701  149,618  153,601