Africa ends 1Q 2014 with 14.5 million pay TV subscribers

Friday, July 11th, 2014 
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According to Dataxis, at the end of March 2014 there were 14.5 million pay TV subscribers in Africa, up from 11.6 million at the same date in 2013, an increase over the year of 25%.

The largest market segment was satellite which claimed 11.0 million of the total and was up 18.5% year-on-year. The segment with the highest growth rate was digital terrestrial pay TV, which grew 74.4% over the preceding year to end the quarter at 2.45 million subscribers.

Africa pay TV subscribers

                                  End-March
                 --------------------------   Y-o-Y
                         2013          2014  Growth
                 ------------  ------------  ------
Total            11.6 million  14.5 million     25%
 Satellite       9.09 million  11.0 million   18.6%
  Satellite HD   4.83 million  5.32 million     10%
 Pay-DTT         1.41 million  2.45 million   74.4%
 Basic Cable          577,350       634,750   9.94%
 MMDS                 327,300       338,500   3.42%
 IPTV                 202,600       270,600  33.56%