Montenegro adds 24,120 pay TV subscribers in 2016

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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PODGORICA — The Agency for Electronic Media (Agencije za elektronske medije) in Montenegro has released subscriber figures for the nine pay TV operators (two cable, three IPTV, two DVB-T2, and one each of MMDS and DTH) authorised to distribute radio and TV programmes to end users in the country.

Montenegro Pay TV subscribers - December

As at December 31, 2016, the number of connections for the distribution of radio and TV programmes over the different conditional access-protected Cable/MMDS/DTH/IPTV platforms was 189,392, up 24,120 or 14.6% since end-2015, and up 2,799 or 1.50% versus the end of October. The total represents 97.23% (84.84% at end-2015) of households.

IPTV lost its leading position during the year reducing its share to 31.36% from 38.19% at the end of 2015. It was overtaken by DTH distribution at 34.57% percent (35.97% at end-2015) despite it also losing overall share. Cable grew from 15.64% to 29.12% of the market and MMDS went from 10.14% down to 3.17% over the year. Pay DTT took the remaining 1.78%.