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Digital TV subscriptions numbers rise 7,000 to 1.148m in January

The number of digital television subscriptions in Hungary rose 7,000 to 1.148m by the end of January from a month earlier, the National Telecommunications Authority (NHH) said on Tuesday.

Digital television subscribers accounted for 46.2% of the almost 3m television subscribers in Hungary as against 45.8% a month earlier.

The percentage of subscribers with digital or internet television subscriptions rose to 16.2% in January from 15.6% in December and the percentage of satellite subscribers fell from 30.2% to 29.9% while the percentage of analogue television subscribers decreased to 53.8% from 54.2%.

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 rose to 1,743,000 from 1,738,000 in January, with the number of analog subscriptions dropping 15,000 to 1.334 million, while the number of digital subscriptions rose from 389,000 to 404,000.

Taking into account all services, the market share of U% fell to 31.8% from 31.9% one month earlier. DIGI's share fell from 23.4% to 22.7%, while Magyar Telekom's rose to 22.2% from 21.5%.

NHH 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 2.487m subscribers at the end of January, 2,000 less than a month earlier. (MTI-Econews)