The number of pay TV subscribers in Spain grew 2.1% in the year to June, taking the total number to 6.8 million, although this represented a slight decline on the first quarter of this year, according to data compiled by Spanish regulator the CNMC.
Regarding the overall telecom and audiovisual services market, the second quarter saw a modest decline in retail sales of 2.2% year-on-year. Retail services accounted for €6.215 billion for the second quarter.
The three main telecom operators, Telefónica/Movistar, Orange and Vodafone, accounted for 76.3% of all retail sales, a slight decline year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter. Movistar accounted for 42.7% compared with Orange’s 17.3% and Vodafone’s 16.2%.
Disruptor Másmóvil increased its sales by 16.3% year-on-year and now accounts for 6.8% of the market, while Movistar grew by 1.2%. However Vodafone and Orange saw their revenues decline.
Broadcasters Atresmedia and Mediaset España accounted fo 3.3% and 3.2% of the market respectively, with regional cable operator Euskaltel accounting for 2.7%.
Of the 15.1 million fixed broadband connections in Spain, 11.8 million now provide speeds of more than 30Mbps, up 1.6 million year-on-year.
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