Ecuador adds 53,128 pay TV subscribers in 4Q 2014

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 
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QUITO — Ecuador’s Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUPERTEL) has released pay TV statistics for the country to the end of 2014. Ecuador finished the year with 1,210,575 pay TV subscribers, up 53,128 (4.59%) in the quarter, driven by growth in satellite subscriptions.

Subscribers by method of payment (4Q 2014)

             Post-pay  Pre-pay      Total        %
             --------  -------  ---------  -------
Satellite     466,789  260,202    726,991   60.05%
Terrestrial    42,373        0     42,373    3.50%
Cable         437,835    3,376    441,211   36.45%
             --------  -------  ---------  -------
TOTAL         946,997  263,578  1,210,575  100.00%

Ecuador pay TV market shares

Subscribers by reception method

             2013 1Q  2013 2Q  2013 3Q  2013 4Q    2014 1Q    2014 2Q    2014 3Q    2014 4Q
             -------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Satellite    296,848  398,065  436,623  473,284    562,988    623,414    672,052    726,991
Terrestrial   51,991   70,240   67,958   59,186     57,686     45,902     43,759     42,373
Cable        337,024  381,556  393,294  411,095    419,526    434,723    441,636    441,211
             -------  -------  -------  -------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
TOTAL        685,863  849,861  897,875  943,565  1,040,200  1,104,039  1,157,447  1,210,575