UPC ended 2010 as the leading provider of subscription TV services in Hungary.
Data published by the country’s National Media and Telecommunications Authority (NMHH) shows that last December the Liberty Global-owned company claimed a market share of 29.0%, regardless of technology, among 12 service providers, who between them covered 80-85% of the broadcast market.
Digi was in second place (25.9%), followed by Magyar Telekom’s T-Home (25.0%), with FiberNet a distant fourth (4.7%).
UPC was also the leading provider of wired (cable and IPTV) services, with a 32.5% share among 10 providers covering 75-80% of the wired broadcasting market, followed by T-Home (22.9%) and Digi (16.6%).
However, in the DTH sector (which also encompasses MMDS), Digi was the undisputed leader (45.2%).
As of the end of the year, there were a total of 1,423,399 digital TV subscriptions in Hungary, based on the 12 leading service providers, or around 38,000 more than a month earlier.
The total number of DTH and MMDS subscriptions stood at 866,646, while cable and IPTV accounted for 556,753.