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Digital TV subscription numbers rise 15,000 to 1.225m in April

The number of digital television subscriptions in Hungary rose 15,000 to 1.225 million by the end of April from a month earlier, the National Telecommunications Authority (NHH) said on Monday.

Digital television subscribers accounted for 48.7% of the almost 3 million television subscribers in Hungary as against 48.2% a month earlier.

The percentage of subscribers with digital or internet television subscriptions rose to 17.8% in April from 17.3% in March and the percentage of satellite subscribers remained unchanged at 30.9% while the percentage of analogue television subscribers decreased to 51.3% from 51.8%.

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 1.739 million from 1.734 million, with the number of analog subscriptions dropping 7,000 to 1.292 million while the number of digital subscriptions rose 12,000.

Taking into account all services, the market share of U% fell to 30.9% in April from 31.2% from one month earlier. Magyar Telekom's share rose to 23.8% from 23.4% and DIGI's share grew to 23.2% in April from 23%.

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 2.517 million subscribers at the end of April, 8,000 more than one month earlier. (MTI-Econews)