Telefónica dominates pay TV growth in Spain

Sunday, December 28th, 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 third quarter of 2014.

In the quarter, total pay TV subscribers rose by 400,000 to reach 4.71 million, driven almost entirely by growth in IPTV subscribers. Year-on-year, the market grew by 969,000 subscribers, with Telefónica accounting for more than 100% of the total, adding 992,000 over the preceding 12 months.

Pay TV subscribers by technology:

               III/2013    IV/2013     I/2014    II/2014   III/2014  Δ Q-o-Q  Δ Y-o-Y  Δ Y-o-Y
              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -------  -------
Satellite     1,633,527  1,620,632  1,631,607  1,597,311  1,580,313  -16,998  -53,214    -3.3%
Cable         1,176,382  1,142,015  1,128,605  1,141,636  1,131,062  -10,574  -45,320    -3.9%
IPTV            673,482    817,154    947,748  1,296,592  1,665,765  369,173  992,283   147.3%
DTT             234,795    237,178    232,084    247,153    237,900   -9,253    3,105     1.3%
Others           21,952     28,399     29,779     26,664     94,532   67,868   72,580   330.6%
Mobile TV       119,501    117,957    118,474     49,028     48,465     -563  -71,036   -59.4%
              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -------  -------
TOTAL         3,740,138  3,845,378  3,969,823  4,309,356  4,709,572  400,216  969,434    25.9%

Pay TV subscribers by provider:

               III/2013    IV/2013     I/2014    II/2014   III/2014  Δ Q-o-Q  Δ Y-o-Y  Δ Y-o-Y
              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -------  -------
DTS (Canal+)  1,655,479  1,649,031  1,661,386  1,623,975  1,674,845   50,870   19,366     1.2%
Ono             807,429    789,895    781,850    777,667    775,144   -2,523  -32,285    -4.0%
Telefónica      611,251    741,126    861,252  1,205,797  1,576,779  370,982  965,528   158.0%
GolTV           234,795    237,178    232,084    247,153    237,900   -9,253    3,105     1.3%
TeleCable       128,175    125,953    127,424    128,109    128,910      801      735     0.6%
Euskaltel       118,718    106,768    102,154    120,970    113,222   -7,748   -5,496    -4.6%
R               101,240     98,009     95,483     93,086     91,944   -1,142   -9,296    -9.2%
Orange           62,231     76,028     86,496     90,795     88,986   -1,809   26,755    43.0%
Others           20,820     21,390     21,694     21,804     21,842       38    1,022     4.9%
              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  -------  -------
Total         3,740,138  3,845,378  3,969,823  4,309,356  4,709,572  400,216  969,434    25.9%