Pay TV subscribers pass 40 million in Russia

Friday, July 15th, 2016 
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According to a report from IAA TelecomDaily, the number of pay TV subscribers in Russia passed the 40 million mark in the second quarter of 2016. Subscribers have increased by 740 thousand in the first half of the year.

One of the main trends of recent months is a slow down in the rate of subscriber growth for the satellite segment. Despite this, Tricolor TV added 40,000 in the second quarter and Orion Express added 38,000 to end with 11.91 million and 2.877 million subscribers respectively.

Russia total Pay TV subscribers (thousands)

                          2014                            2015            2016
------------------------------  ------------------------------  --------------
    Q1      Q2      Q3      Q4      Q1      Q2      Q3      Q4      Q1      Q2
------  ------  ------  ------  ------  ------  ------  ------  ------  ------
35,400  36,300  36,900  37,600  38,000  38,700  39,100  39,620  39,970  40,360

Pay TV subscribers – Top 5 operators (thousands)

                   2Q 2016     1Q 2016    End-2015
                ----------  ----------  ----------
Tricolor TV     11,910,000  11,870,000  11,800,000
Rostelecom       9,020,000   8,790,000   8,600,000
Orion Express    2,877,000   2,839,000   2,800,000
MTS              2,765,000   2,755,000   2,745,000
ER-Telecom       2,730,000   2,710,000   2,685,000