Despite the financial crisis and record unemployment, the number of Spanish households with pay-TV continues to rise, reaching 4.165mn by the end of the second quarter of this year, according to new figures from the country’s National Observatory of Telecommunications and the Information Society (ONTSI).
This represents 24.2% of all homes in the country, and is up slightly from 4.142mn at the end of March 2012. Spanish viewers are estimated to have spent €320mn on pay-TV services in the first half of this year, compared to €272mn one year earlier.
Breaking down the total by access technology, cable TV is still the clear leader, accounting for 1.694mn of the Q2 total, followed by satellite TV with 1.267mn. ADSL-delivered IPTV came in third place with 901,000 homes.
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