According to the Third Quarterly Statistical Report 2015, conducted by the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) of Mexico, 17.4 million Pay-TV subscribers were registered, which accounts for more than 437,000 new additions and 11% growth compared to 3Q 2014. In addition, the service reached penetration in 53% of the country’s households, an annual increase of 6%.
Wireless television (DTH, IPTV and microwave) accounted for 57.2% of the market while Cable TV took 42.8%. As for operators, Grupo Televisa was largely dominant with a 60.6% market share, distributed in its different brands: Sky (joint venture with AT&T) 38.2%, Cablemas 7.4%, Cablevision 5.4%, Cablecom 4.5%, TVI 2.7% and Cablevision Red 2.7%. On the other hand, Dish-MVS had 16.2%, Megacable 15.1%, and other smaller operators 7.8% of the market share.
On the other hand, annual inflation in the Pay-TV field was of 0.6% (in local currency), second only to Internet services (1%). The average index of total revenues had a growth rate of 21.9% in the Pay-TV channels’ programming production subsector.
The telecommunications and broadcasting sectors contributed to 3.2% of Mexico’s GDP by generating a record maximum of USD 23.9 million, ranking tenth nationwide according to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). This corresponds to an average annual growth of 6.9% over the past five years.