Venezuela's Pay TV subscribers up 146,000 in 2Q 2015

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 
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CARACAS — According to preliminary statistics published by its Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL), pay TV subscriptions in Venezuela at the end of June 2015 were 4.80 million, up from 4.47 million at the end of the second quarter of 2014 – an increase of 7.5% or 333 thousand. 146,000 subscribers were added in the quarter.

DIRECTV is the leading operator in terms of subscribers with a share of 41%, CANTV is in second place with 16.9%.

The split between cable TV and satellite is now 69% satellite to 31% cable.

Household penetration reached 65%.

Subscriber Market Shares
Venezuela Pay TV Subscriber Market Shares - DIRECTV, Intercable, Telefónica, CANTV, NetUno, Others

Number of Subscribers

                            Quarterly      Y-o-Y    Household
Year  Quarter  Subscribers  Additions  Additions  Penetration
----  -------  -----------  ---------  ---------  -----------
2013        I    3,533,972    129,674    648,279       49.00%
           II    3,707,703    173,731    715,113       51.23%
          III    3,837,679    129,976    716,815       52.83%
           IV    4,149,338    311,659    745,040       56.91%
2014        I    4,297,132    147,794    763,160       59.48%
           II    4,470,821    173,689    763,118       61.67%
          III    4,474,168      3,346    636,489       61.49%
           IV    4,540,829     66,662    391,491       62.17%
2015(*)     I    4,658,486    117,657    361,354       63.56%
           II    4,804,263    145,777    333,442       65.33%

* Preliminary figures