Satellite TV subscribers up 1.2 million YoY in Mexico at end 2Q 2012

Monday, August 27th, 2012 
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DISTRITO FEDERAL, Mexico — At the end of the second quarter of 2012, Mexico’s telecommunications sector had registered growth of 14.8% year-on-year according to the country’s Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones (COFETEL).

According to Mexico’s Telecommunications Sector Production Index (Índice de Producción del Sector Telecomunicaciones – ITEL), an indicator published by COFETEL that measures the behaviour of the principal services offered by the industry, in the second quarter, the satellite TV (DTH) segment had registered subscriber growth of 23.5% compared to the same period in 2011. At the end of June there were 6.286 million DTH users. Cable TV grew 4.7% over the period to finish with 5.811 million subscribers.

MMDS registered a decrease of 36.4% versus the second quarter of 2011 to end with 170.3 thousand subscribers.

Mexico pay TV subscribers:

        Cable TV     MMDS  Satellite       TOTAL
       ---------  -------  ---------  ----------
1Q09   4,908,830  673,871  1,577,525   7,160,226
2Q09   4,965,178  618,832  1,773,108   7,357,118
3Q09   5,008,528  537,220  2,091,274   7,637,022
4Q09   5,138,995  471,202  2,439,798   8,049,995
1Q10   5,190,645  423,951  2,980,693   8,595,289
2Q10   5,309,271  381,419  3,518,380   9,209,070
3Q10   5,355,356  345,741  4,008,173   9,709,270
4Q10   5,388,920  316,788  4,367,658  10,073,366
1Q11   5,435,043  293,927  4,747,664  10,476,634
2Q11   5,495,704  268,976  5,090,170  10,854,850
3Q11   5,565,059  243,667  5,416,060  11,224,786
4Q11   5,591,201  215,775  5,645,395  11,452,371
1Q12   5,645,899  191,412  5,982,003  11,819,314
2Q12   5,810,671  170,302  6,286,318  12,267,291