According to figures published by the regulator ANRCETI, to stood at 317,900, while revenues in H1 were 2.3% lower than in the corresponding period in 2017, amounting to MDL78.704 million (€3.977 million).
ANRCETI notes that the fall in subscriber numbers was down to a reduction of those receiving cable services. It fell by 17,900, or 9.7%, in the first six months of this year to 166,300.
On the other hand, the IPTV subscriber base grew by 12,000 (8.7%) to 151,700. Pay-TV penetration per 100 inhabitants fell by 0.2 percentage points to 9%.
As of the end of H1, 52.3% of pay-TV subscribers opted for IPTV and 47.7% for cable. At the same time, 60.9% of subscribers used digital and 39.1% analogue services.
Both cable and IPTV saw reductions in revenues. In the former case, they amounted to MDL41.505 million in H1, or 4.1% (MDL1.8 million) less than a year earlier.
IPTV revenues in the same period fell by MDL67,000 to MDL37.2 million.
As a result, ARPU fell by 13%,or MDL6, to MDL40.4.