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All broadcasting technologies and operators apart from América Móvil’s Claro are experiencing growth in Chile’s burgeoning pay-TV market.

claro television 20 april 2017According to figures released by the telecom authority Subtel, the Chilean pay-TV sector closed 2016 with 3.05 million subscribers, continuing the growth trend experienced throughout the year. This figure means that over 100,000 more households are now paying for premium TV, driving the industry a 3.8% year-on-year growth.

In this scenario, almost every player apart from Claro is seeing growth. The América Móvil operator continues to lose ground - with 412,000 subs, losing almost 20,000 during 2016 - and has been pushed into the background by the market’s leading providers.
Liberty Global’s VTR maintains pole position with a 34.2% market share and 1.04 million subscribers (2.1% more than in 2015). Telefónica’s Movistar reports the same growth rate and retains second position (648,000 subs and a 21.3% share), followed by AT&T’s DirecTV (18.9% and 576,000 subs).

In fact, DirecTV showed great growth during the year, getting closer to Movistar and leaving Claro – the second biggest player three years ago – far behind.

Regarding broadcasting technologies, both satellite and cable continue to share the market. Direct-to-home (DTH) operators grew by 4% to reach 1.57 million accesses while cable subs increased by 3.5% to 1.48 million households.
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