4.165 million pay TV subscribers in Spain at end-Q2 2012

Monday, November 26th, 2012 

According to a survey of ICT in Spanish households released by the country’s National Observatory of Telecommunications and the Information Society (El Observatorio Nacional de las Telecomunicaciones y de la Sociedad de la Información – ONTSI), there were 4.165 million pay TV subscribers in Spain at the end of the second quarter of 2012, representing 24.2% of Spanish homes.

Pay TV subscribers:

  2H 2010    1H 2011    2H 2011    1H 2012
---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
3,708,118  3,745,495  3,883,215  4,165,213

Pay TV subscribers by technology (thousands):

                1Q'10  3Q'10  1Q'11  3Q'11  1Q'12
                -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
Total           3,599  3,786  3,756  3,901  4,142
  Satellite     1,074  1,179  1,097  1,119  1,267
  ADSL            799    930    768    788    901
  Cable         1,505  1,411  1,677  1,672  1,694
  Others          221    266    214    322    280

Source: ONTSI

Spanish viewers spent €320 million on pay TV services in the first half of 2012, up €48 million compared with the €272 million spent in the corresponding period of 2011.