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IPTV dominates pay-TV in Spain

May 3, 2018

From David Del Valle in Madrid

Pay-TV subscribers in Spain grew by 8.6 per cent in 2017 to a total of 6.6 million, with IPTV leading the market with 4 million subscribers, according to the latest figures from the CNMC.

IPTV gained 569,000 subscribers in 2017 against a drop of 109,000 for DTH.

Convergent packages are driving IPTV growth with 11.7 million customers as of December 2017, up 706,000 with ‘quintuple play’ offers reaching 5.5 million subscribers, up 707,000.

The FTTH market also saw significant growth with almost 2 million lines in 2017. As of December 2017, there were 37 million FTTH passed homes, up 6 million on the previous year. There are 6.6 million FTTH subscribers, up 1.8 million. According to the report, 45.7 per cent of all broadband lines in 2017 were FTTH.

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