DIRECTV subscribers up 36% in Uruguay at end-1H 2014

Friday, October 17th, 2014 
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The Uruguayan communications regulator Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de Comunicaciones (URSEC) has released a survey of the telecommunications market in Uruguay up to the end of June 2014.

The number of Pay TV subscribers at mid-year was 685,591, up from 620,926 at the end of June 2013, a 10.4% increase. Over the preceding 12 months DIRECTV Uruguay grew by over 36% whilst the remainder of the market only grew by 5.2%.

Pay TV evolution

             June 2008  June 2009  June 2010  June 2011  June 2012  June 2013  June 2014
             ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Subscribers    398,014    438,729    470,314    526,093    561,268    620,926    685,591

              End-2008   End-2009   End-2010   End-2011   End-2012   End-2013
             ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Subscribers    417,206    448,204    491,000    536,812    592,699    652,006

Pay TV Market Shares

                                                    June 2012            June 2013            June 2014
                                          -------------------  -------------------  -------------------   Y-o-Y
                                          Subscribers   Share  Subscribers   Share  Subscribers   Share  Growth
                                          -----------  ------  -----------  ------  -----------  ------  ------
DIRECTV (Directv de Uruguay LTDA)              62,904     11%      103,911     17%      141,800     21%   36.5%
Cablevisión (Bersabel S.A.)                    60,101     11%       61,820     10%       64,822     10%    4.9%
TCC (Tractoral S.A.)                           48,520      9%       50,606      8%       55,300      8%    9.3%
Nuevo Siglo (Riselco S.A.)                     48,955      9%       49,413      8%       49,454      7%    0.1%
Montecable (Monte Cablevideo S.A.)             50,038      9%       47,606      8%       48,647      7%    2.2%
Punta Cable (Consorcio San Fernando)           25,263      4%       27,066      4%       27,316      4%    0.9%
Multiseñal (Multicanal S.A.)                   18,251      3%       18,292      3%       19,265      3%    5.3%
Cablevisión (Space Energy Tech S.A.)           16,166      3%       18,029      3%       19,605      3%    8.7%
Cable Plus (Cable Plus S.A.)                   15,403      3%       16,346      3%       16,378      2%    0.2%
Cablevisión (Audomar S.A.)                     14,006      2%       14,903      2%       15,670      2%    5.1%
Cablevisión (Visión Satelital)                                      12,228      2%       13,400      2%    9.6%
  Others                                      201,661     36%      200,706     32%      213,934     31%    6.6%
                                          -----------          -----------          -----------          ------
TOTAL                                         561,268              620,926              685,591           10.4%