According to the recent quarterly update of Dataxis’ global database, Latin America and the Caribbean reached 72.6 million Pay TV legal subscribers for the first quarter of 2017. .
The figure shows a growth of 0.2% compared to the previous quarter and the region adds four consecutive quarters with growth rates below 1%.
DTH is the leading technology in Latin America with 50.4% of subscribers while cable TV systems account for 45.9%. Although IPTV has only 2.5% of subscribers, it is the technology with the highest year-on-year growth with 35%. All digital technologies have already reached 87.1% of Pay-TV households.
The three main Pay-TV groups account for 55% of Latin American subscribers. The ranking is led by America Móvil, followed by DirecTV (AT&T) and Televisa Group.
By Carlos Blanco