Moldova pay TV subscribers down 6,462 in 1Q 2015

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 
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CHIȘINĂU — Moldova’s National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI) has published pay TV statistics for the first quarter of 2015. The total number of subscribers at the end of the period was 267,577, 6,462 down from the end of 2014, and down 15,734 year-on-year.

Three quarters of subscriptions are via cable, with IPTV making up almost all of the rest. A majority of cable subscribers have an analogue connection, so for digital television, the split between cable and IPTV is nearly even.

SUN COMMUNICATIONS continues to lead the market, in terms of subscribers, with a share of 38% – slightly up in the quarter. Moldtelecom is second with a 20.9% share.

Number of subscribers

                                                  2014     2015
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                         Q1       Q2       Q3       Q4       Q1
                    -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
Total               283,311  285,997  282,131  274,039  267,577

Market share by operator

                                                  2014     2015
                    ----------------------------------  -------
                         Q1       Q2       Q3       Q4       Q1
                    -------  -------  -------  -------  -------
SUN COMMUNICATIONS    36.8%    35.9%    36.4%    37.5%    38.0%
Moldtelecom           18.3%    18.3%    18.9%    19.9%    20.9%
A.M.T.                 6.7%     6.3%     5.7%     5.8%     5.0%
Focus Sat              2.6%     2.6%     2.5%        -        -
Others                35.7%    36.9%    36.4%    36.9%    36.2%

Share by technology

                Q1 2015
                -------
Cable TV          75.4%
IPTV              24.4%
MMDS               0.2%

analogue            59%
digital             41%
- Cable TV       51.87%
- IPTV           47.73%
- MMDS            0.40%