Hungary finishes 2011 with 1.658 million pay TV subscribers

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 
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In December 2011, the number of households with digital television subscriptions in the network of Hungary’s largest broadcasters was 1,658,000, according to the latest Flash Report released by Hungary’s Office of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (Nemzeti Média- és Hírközlési Hatóság – NMHH).

Satellite (and Hello Digital MMDS) subscribers accounted for 919,613 of the digital total with cable and IPTV accounting for 689,597, and Antenna Hungária’s MinDig TV Extra DTT service making up the remaining 48,767.

The flash report is based on data provided on a voluntary basis by Hungary’s largest broadcasters and covers approximately 88 percent of the subscription television services market.

The service providers featured in the flash report are Magyar Telekom Nyrt., Invitel Zrt., UPC Magyarország Kft., DIGI Kft., PR-TELEKOM Zrt., Tarr Kft., ViDaNet Zrt., PARISAT Kft., RubiCom Zrt., Hello HD Kft., UPC DTH S.à.r.l. and Antenna Hungária Zrt.

Pay TV subscribers (major operators):

                     2010                                        2011
                ---------  ------------------------------------------
                 December      March       June  September   December
                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Cable TV, IPTV  1,799,829  1,805,240  1,816,993  1,840,157  1,873,614
   Digital        556,753    588,975    616,760    649,282    689,597
DTH, MMDS         866,646    890,545    893,032    905,858    919,613
DTT                   N/A        N/A     31,388     37,787     48,767
                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Total           2,666,475  2,695,785  2,741,413  2,783,802  2,841,994
   Digital      1,423,399  1,479,520  1,541,180  1,592,927  1,657,977