Montenegro pay TV subscribers up 2,346 in 1Q 2015

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 
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PODGORICA — The Agency for Electronic Media (Agencije za elektronske medije) in Montenegro has released subscriber figures for the ten operators (four cable, two IPTV, and one each of MMDS, DTH, DVB-T2 and mobile TV) authorised to distribute radio and TV programmes to end users in the country.

As at March 31, 2015, the number of connections for the distribution of radio and TV programmes over the different Cable/MMDS/DTH/IPTV/mobile platforms was 156,739, up 2,346 or 1.5% since end-2014, and up 7,121 year-on-year (4.8%). The total represents 80.46% (79.26% at end-2014) of households, the remainder being covered by analogue terrestrial TV.

IPTV retained the leading position with 41.09% of the digital television market (slightly down from 41.63% at the end of 2014). It was followed by DTH distribution at 32.96% percent (33.27% at end-2014) and MMDS and Cable with 12.89% (12.97%) and 12.37% (11.80%) respectively. The market share of the mobile operator was 0.69% (0.33%).

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Montenegro pay TV Subscribers

                                   2013                                2014     2015
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                 Jun.     Sep.     Dec.     Mar.     Jun.     Sep.     Dec.     Mar.
              -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
Total         144,950  146,433  148,701  149,618  153,601  155,635  154,393  156,739
Q-o-Q Change    6,530    1,483    2,268      917    3,983    2,034   -1,242    2,346
  %              4.7%     1.0%     1.5%     0.6%     2.7%     1.3%    -0.8%     1.5%