The number of digital television subscriptions in Hungary rose 15,000 to 1,240,000 at the end of May from a month earlier, the National Telecommunications Authority (NHH) said on Tuesday.
Digital television subscribers accounted for 49.1% of the almost 3 million television subscribers in Hungary as against 48.7% a month earlier.
The percentage of subscribers with digital or internet television subscriptions rose to 18% in May from 17.8% in April and the percentage of satellite subscribers rose to 31.1% from 30.9%, while the percentage of analogue television subscribers decreased to 50.9% from 51.3%.
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 1,741,000 from 1,739,000, with the number of analog subscriptions dropping 5,000 to 1.287,000 while the number of digital subscriptions rose 7,000 to 454,000.
Taking into account all services, the market share of U% fell to 30.7% in May from 30.9% from one month earlier. Magyar Telekom's share rose to 24.1% from 23.8% and DIGI's share grew to 23.3% from 23.2%.
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 2.527 million subscribers at the end of May, 10,000 more than one month earlier. (MTI-Econews)