Fibre becomes leading technology for pay TV distribution in Norway

Monday, May 13th, 2019
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Norway pay TV subscribers 2015-2018

Fibre has become the leading technology for the distribution of pay TV in Norway according to the country’s National Communications Authority (Nkom – Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet)

At the end of 2018, 757,000 TV subscriptions were based on fibre, an increase of more than 94,000 versus 2017. The number of cable TV subscriptions continued to decline, as did the number watching satellite TV. There was also a slight decrease in the number of paid subscriptions to digital terrestrial (digitalt bakkenett).

At the end of 2018, there were over 2.2 million TV subscriptions in the country, 28,000 fewer than a year earlier. Services such as Netflix and HBO are not included in these numbers.

Pay TV subscriber market shares

               2017   2018
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Telenor       43.4%  43.4%
Telia (Get)   19.2%  18.4%
Altibox       15.9%  17.4%
RiksTV        11.8%  11.5%
ViaSat         3.5%   3.2%
Eidsiva        1.5%   1.4%
Other          4.8%   4.8%