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IPTV drives Moldovan pay-TV growth

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Pay-TV revenues in Moldova amounted to MDL82.6 million (€4.2 million) in H1, according to the regulator ANRCETI.

This was MDL3.8 million, or 5%, more than in the corresponding period last year. Meanwhile, the total number of pay-TV subscribers increased by 3.1% in the first half of this year to 339,900.

IPTV was the main driver for the increase in revenues, increasing by 13.6% in H1, compared top a year earlier, to MDL43 million.

On the other hand, cable revenues fell by 3,2% to MDL39.5 million and MMDS by 29.1% to MDL52,400.

At the same time, ARPU for pay-TV services increased by 2.1% to MDL41.3.

The number of IPTV subscribers rose by 7.6% to 171,200, while the cable subscriber total fell by 1% to 168,400 and MMDS by 38.7% to 280.

Pay-TV penetration per 100 households increased by 1.7 percentage points to 36.8%.

All told, there were 81 active pay-TV providers in Moldova at the end of June, with 50.4% of subscribers opting for IPTV, 49.5% cable and 0.1% MMDS.

Two-thirds (66.6%) of subscribers accessed digital TV services. In terms of revenues, Moldtelecom was the market leader with a 35% share.

It was followed by Sun Communications (16.4%) and TV Box (14.8%), the other providers claiming a combined 33.8%.



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