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Digital TV subscription numbers rise 18,000 to 1,258,000 in June

The number of digital television subscriptions in Hungary rose 18,000 to 1,258,000 at the end of June from a month earlier, the National Media and Telecommunications Authority (NMHH) said on Friday. Digital television subscribers accounted for 49.8% of the almost 3 million television subscribers in Hungary as against 49.1% a month earlier.

The percentage of subscribers with digital or internet television subscriptions rose to 18.4% in June from 18% in May and the percentage of satellite subscribers rose to 31.3% from 31.1%, while the percentage of analogue television subscribers decreased to 50.2% from 50.9%.

The report covers 75-80% of all subscriptions on the market for analog and digital land line services, including cable television and IPTV. The land line subscriptions of the service providers in the report fell to 1,736,000 from 1,741,000, with the number of analogue subscriptions dropping 17,000 to 1,270,000 while the number of digital subscriptions rose 12,000 to 466,000.

Taking into account all services, the market share of UPC fell to 30.5% in June from 30.7% from one month earlier. Magyar Telekom's share rose to 24.5% from 24.1% and DIGI's share grew to 23.5% from 23.3%.

NMHH compiled the data based on surveys of 14 companies who together control 80-85% of the market for subscription television services. The 14 companies had 2,527,000 subscribers at the end of June, the same as one month earlier. (MTI-Econews)