According to figures published by the regulator ANRCETI, it stood at 219,900 as of June 30, while the number of cable subscribers fell by 3.5% over the same period to 144,900. The number of pay-TV subscribers as a whole rose by 1.1% to around 365,000.
As of June 30, 82.4% of pay-TV subscribers received digital TV signals and the remainder analogue. Furthermore, 60% of subscribers were connected via IPTV networks and 49% via coaxial cable. Meanwhile, the penetration of pay-TV services per 100 households increased by 1.1pp in the first six months of this year to 42.1%.
Pay-TV sales were 27% higher at MDL58 million (€2.8 million), with IPTV accounting for MDL36.3 million, or 62.6%, of the total. ARPU increased by 21.1% to MDL53.2.
As of the end of Q2, Moldtelecom was the leading provider in revenue terms (29.8%), followed by TV Box (29.5%), Orange Moldova (21.2%) and other operators (19.5%).