Spain adds another 277,000 IPTV subscribers in 1Q 2015

Monday, November 9th, 2015 
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Spain’s Markets and Competition Commission (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia – CNMC) has published telecommunications and audiovisual statistics for the country for the first quarter of 2015.

In the quarter, total pay TV subscribers rose by 337,000 to close in on the 5.4 million mark, driven once again mostly by growth in IPTV subscribers. Year-on-year, the market grew by 1.4 million subscribers, with Telefónica (Movistar TV) increasing its pay TV lead, adding 1.32 million in the same time frame. Orange also saw significant growth, overtaking Telecable and Euskatel.

Pay TV subscribers by technology

                 I/2014    II/2014   III/2014    IV/2014     I/2015  Δ Q-o-Q    Δ Y-o-Y  Δ Y-o-Y
              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  ---------  -------
IPTV            947,748  1,296,592  1,665,765  1,990,972  2,268,318  277,346  1,320,570   139.3%
Satellite     1,631,607  1,597,311  1,580,313  1,553,010  1,549,511   -3,499    -82,096    -5.0%
Cable         1,128,605  1,141,636  1,131,062  1,141,008  1,161,639   20,631     33,034     2.9%
DTT             232,084    247,153    237,900    231,406    225,177   -6,229     -6,907    -3.0%
Others           29,779     26,664     94,532    143,575    192,809   49,234    163,030   547.5%
              ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  ---------  -------
TOTAL         3,969,823  4,309,356  4,709,572  5,059,971  5,397,454  337,483  1,427,631    36.0%

Pay TV subscribers by provider

                            I/2014    II/2014   III/2014    IV/2014     I/2015  Δ Q-o-Q    Δ Y-o-Y  Δ Y-o-Y
                         ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  ---------  -------
Telefónica (Movistar)      861,252  1,205,797  1,576,779  1,881,457  2,136,286  254,829  1,275,034   148.0%
DTS (Canal+)             1,661,386  1,623,975  1,674,845  1,696,585  1,742,320   45,735     80,934     4.9%
Ono -> Vodafone            781,850    777,667    775,144    783,887    791,460    7,573      9,610     1.2%
GolTV                      232,084    247,153    237,900    231,406    225,177   -6,229     -6,907    -3.0%
Orange                      86,496     90,795     88,986    109,515    132,032   22,517     45,536    52.6%
TeleCable                  127,424    128,109    128,910    129,891    129,951       60      2,527     2.0%
Euskaltel                  102,154    120,970    113,222    110,399    112,651    2,252     10,497    10.3%
R                           95,483     93,086     91,944     94,608    105,023   10,415      9,540    10.0%
Others                      21,694     21,804     21,842     22,223     22,554      331        860     4.0%
                         ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  -------  ---------  -------
Total                    3,969,823  4,309,356  4,709,572  5,059,971  5,397,454  337,483  1,427,631    36.0%