Spain: Pay TV overcomes FTA
Published: July 8, 2013, 18:54 Yesterday | Author: editor

Spanish pay-TV in terms of turnover surpassed free programs. For the first time in 2012, revenues from pay-TV revenues exceeded the FTA broadcasts. This stems from the Annual Report Communications Commission CMT.

The total turnover of pay-TV in 2012 amounted to EUR 1.7 billion, while the FTA was only 1.6 billion euros. Revenues from pay-TV over the previous year increased by 2.5 percent, while the FTA stations decreased by 17.9 percent.

Satellite pay-TV platform has achieved the highest growth (+ 8.4%) and reached EUR 1.067 billion. Mobile and IPTV platforms increased its sales by 14.6%, respectively. 11.6%. While cable TV and pay-TV in the DVB-T declined by 11.6, respectively. 19.3%.

On the other hand, pay-TV platform lost 351,636 subscribers, a decrease of 7.5 percent. In December 2012 Spain had 4.3 million pay-TV customers, of which 41.3 percent were spectators satellite TV, cable TV 32.7%, 18.8% and 7% IPTV DVB-T.

IPTV lost many clients (126,566), followed by its cable TV (97,665) and pay-TV in the DVB-T (93157).