Spanish pay-TV subscribers are continuing to gravitate towards Telefónica’s IPTV platform Imagenio. Despite only being available to 60% of the country the platform added another 48,725 subscribers in the fourth quarter, more than half of the year’s 90,486 additions, and bringing the total to 702,980.
This contrasts to DTH platform Digital+, which was in negative territory in Q4, and cablenet ONO, which in September 2009 reported its first month of positive additions since July 2008. Spain remains in serious economic difficulties with some analysts forecasting unemployment rates rising to 22% in 2010.
In the Czech Republic the number of O2 TV customers reached 137,630 at the end of December, an increase of 20.2% year-on-year.