Chile close to 50% pay-TV
January 19, 2015
By Chris Forrester
Chile’s pay-TV market wrapped its Q3/2014 in a very healthy condition. According to Chile’s Telecommunications ministry (SubTel) the country enjoyed 48.6 per cent of homes subscribing to pay-TV.
Some 2.8 million homes are viewing pay-TV, and growth is at 0.76 per cent/quarter. Satellite DTH is now the leading service provider with 1.42 million subscribers (a 51.1 per cent share). Cable has 1.35 million subscribers.
Liberty Global’s local partner (VTR) has just over one million subscribers (36.2 per cent share), flowed by Telefonica-backed Movistar with 572,000 subs. America Movil’s Claro operation has 471,000 subs and DirecTV has 454,000 subs.