Chile adds 22,000 pay TV subscribers in 3Q 2014

Monday, January 12th, 2015 
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Chile’s Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones (Subtel) has released pay TV statistics to the end of September 2014. From the end of September 2013, satellite subscribers increased from 1,220,367 to 1,416,966 (up 16.1%) whereas wired (cable TV and IPTV) subscribers grew from 1,269,541 to 1,353,349 (up 6.6%), giving a total for the country of 2.77 million, up 11.3% year-on-year.

Pay TV subscribers:

                               Sep-13     Dec-13     Mar-14     Jun-14     Sep-14     Year-on-Year
                            ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------------
Operator                
 VTR Telefónica S.A.          978,713    984,643    993,934  1,002,984  1,004,074   25,361    2.6%
 Telefónica Multimedia        473,693    496,349    519,479    551,741    572,356   98,663   20.8%
 Claro Comunicaciones S.A.    452,681    456,003    465,460    479,659    470,534   17,853    3.9%
 DIRECTV Chile Ltda.          362,994    380,453    403,960    447,272    449,367   86,373   23.8%
 Entelphone                    54,869     66,232     70,570     80,582     81,195   26,326   48.0%
 Telefónica del Sur            64,980     67,904     71,400     75,411     80,044   15,064   23.2%
 PACIFICO CABLE S.A.           69,659     71,824     74,167     77,039     77,642    7,983   11.5%
 GTD IMAGEN S.A.               19,591     20,583     21,495     22,850     23,454    3,863   19.7%
 Cable Central                  8,978      8,122      7,785      7,528      7,172   -1,806  -20.1%
 TU VES S.A.                    3,750      3,507      3,210      3,392      4,477      727   19.4%
                            ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  ------
Connection type                
 Wired (IPTV/Cable)         1,269,541  1,285,639  1,303,822  1,344,790  1,353,349   83,808    6.6%
 Satellite                  1,220,367  1,269,981  1,327,638  1,403,668  1,416,966  196,599   16.1%
                            ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  ------
Total                       2,489,908  2,555,620  2,631,460  2,748,458  2,770,315  280,407   11.3%
 Quarterly increase           111,164     65,712     75,840    116,998     21,857