Mexico passes 7 million cable TV subscriber mark

Friday, June 13th, 2014
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DISTRITO FEDERAL, Mexico — According to Mexico’s Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, in the first quarter of 2014, pay TV subscriptions in the country were up 12.1% versus the the same point one year before.

Cable TV registered the fastest subscriber growth at 17.6% to finish with over 7 million subscribers. The satellite TV (DTH) segment also registered significant growth, at 10.9%, to finish with more than 8 million subscribers.

MMDS continued to shrink, down 16.4% versus the first quarter of 2014 to end with 130 thousand subscribers.

Mexico pay TV subscribers:

        Cable TV     MMDS  Satellite       TOTAL
      ----------  -------  ---------  ----------
1Q14   7,001,391  130,121  8,053,399  15,184,911