Digital TV grows in Hungary

June 13, 2014 08.26 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

Over two thirds (68%) of homes receiving subscription TV in Hungary in April opted for digital services, according to the latest data produced by the regulator NMHH.

As of the end of the month there were 2,024,307 cable and IPTV subscribers, based on data supplied by the eight main market players, with 1,048,689 of these being digital.

At the same time, there were 902,488 DTH subscribers, while the pay-DTT platform MinDig TV Extra service was received in 124,240 homes.

The total number of digital TV subscriptions stood at 2,093,835.

When examined irrespective of technology used, UPC (26.2%), Magyar Telekom (24%) and Digi (23%) were the leading providers of subscription services, with the next most popular player (Invitel) claiming a 3.8% market share.