Macedonia pay TV subscribers up 5.6% in 2014

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 
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Macedonia’s Agency for Electronic Communications (АЕК) has released its latest report on development of the electronic communication market up to the 4th quarter of 2014.

Macedonia finished 2014 with 359 thousand pay TV subscribers, up 5.6% year-on-year. the fastest growing segment was IPTV, up over 12% during the year. Cable TV remains the most popular platform with 186 thousand subscribers.

Makedonski Telekom was the leading operator with a subscriber share of 25%. Robi was second at 20% and ONE and Blizoo were third and fourth, each with shares of around 16%.

Pay TV subscribers

            Q4 2014  Q3 2014  Change (%)  Q4 2013   Change(%)
            -------  -------  ----------  -------  ----------
Cable TV    185,608  181,286       2.38%  178,955       3.72%
IPTV         98,798   87,378      13.07%   88,125      12.11%
DVB-T        58,506   58,256       0.43%   58,277       0.39%
Satellite    15,921   15,203       4.72%   14,566       9.30%
Total       358,833  342,123       4.88%  339,923       5.56%

Operator subscriber market shares

                    Q4 2014
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Makedonski Telekom   24.70%
Robi                 20.00%
ONE                  16.30%
Blizoo               15.79%
Total TV              4.44%
T-Mobile              2.83%
Inel Internacional    1.83%
KDS Cable NET         1.83%
Others               12.24%