Mexican pay-TV stabilises | Media Analysis | Business
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Pay-TV subscribers have fallen by 0.8% over the last year in Mexico, the Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT) has revealed.

television 23 feb 2018According to the figures released by market authority, the times of strong growth are gone, but Mexico is still the largest pay-TV market in Latin America.

By the end of Q3 2017, there were over 22.2 million subs in the country, 0.8% less than a year before, and service penetration also decreased from 67% to 66%.

Televisa’s now controls 60.9% of the market, down from the 64% of Q3 2016, but up since January 2017. According to the IFT, Televisa has 11.91 million subscribers.

Dish maintains second position with 2.99 million pay-TV households and a 15.32% share, while Mecagable continues to grow, reaching 2.86 million subs and a 14.69% share. Totalplay is fourth, with over half a million households.

Over the last year, direct-to-home (DTH) operators lost over 300,000 subscribers but are still the dominant distribution technology with 13.33 million accesses. Cable remained flat with 8.15 million subs and IPTV grew from 0.5 million households to 0.66 million.