Mixed fortunes for Telefónica and Orange pay-TV

Telefónica’s pay TV base in Spain remained stable in 2016, ending the year with 3.657 million subscribers, slightly down from 3.671 million at the end of 2015. By contrast, Orange increased its TV subscribers in the same period by 66 per cent to 507,000.

In the last quarter of 2016, Telefonica’s total number of pay-TV subscribers in Spain continued to decline, with 54,000 losses compared with 44,000 down in the third quarter.

Movistar Fusión’s consumer base reached 4.3 million customers, up 5 per cent year-on-year. In total, there were 2.943 million Movistar Fusión TV subs in Spain at the end of the year, up from 2.6 million a year earlier.

The third largest telco, Vodafone, has 1.28 million TV subscribers, gaining 78,000 subscribers in the last quarter.

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