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Dominican Republic pay-TV booming

Pay-TV in the Dominican Republic continues to go from strength to strength. Fresh data from the country’s regulator (Institute of Telecommunications of the Dominican Republic, Indotel) says that Q3/2015 saw another significant uplift to the nation’s pay-TV subscribers, and took the growth overall for the first 9 months of the year to 19 per cent and topping 648,000 subs.

Claro (America Movil) remains the market leader with a share of 47.3 per cent (representing 306.500 subscribers), followed by Tricom, with a market share of 19.2 per cent (124,400 subscribers).

In third place is Aster (Telemicro) with a 6.9 per cent share (44,800) and is followed by Sky with 6.6 per cent (41,300), and then Wind Telecom with 5.9 per cent (38,200) and Telenord with 1.6 per cent (10,300). The remaining 12.5 per cent of the market is occupied by other small-scale cable operators.

According to a recent report on pay-TV in Central America 2014-2018 by Dataxis, Central America and the Dominican Republic will reach 5.57 million pay-TV subscribers by 2018. This figure means an overall region-wide increase of some 55.6 per cent by 2018.

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