HD subs in Latin America top 12 mil. as of 2Q13

Total of 164 HD channels now available across the region

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Dec. 06, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The number of HD channels in Latin America has seen constant growth over the past three years boosting the total number of HD subscribers across the region to 12.1 million as of Q2 2013.

A new report published by Dataxis reveals that the seven largest markets in the region – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela – together counted 11.06 million HD subscribers as of Q2 2013, representing 91.6% of the region's total.

The report, "Evolution of HD Channel Offerings in Latin America", shows that Brazil accounted for 60.2% of total HD customers, followed by Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.

Furthermore, research by Dataxis identifies 164 HD channels with programming actively reaching viewers, as of October 2013. Of the total, 124 channels were distributed exclusively via pay-TV networks, while the remaining 40 were domestic FTA HD channels also available on pay-TV HD packages.

"Evolution of HD Channel Offerings in Latin America" also shows there were 60 pay-TV operators with an HD offer as of October, 2013, led by Brazil (with 15 HD operators); Argentina (with 12), Mexico (10), Chile  (10), Venezuela (5), Colombia (4) and Peru (4).

Dataxis reports that Mexico has the highest average of available HD channels, followed by Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Chile and Venezuela. Brazilian media group, TV Globo, produces the highest number of HD channels, followed by Time Warner, News Corp and DirecTV.

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About Dataxis

Dataxis is a Global Business Intelligence firm that specializes in delivering online statistical intelligence, reports and events covering the Telecom, TV & Media businesses. Dataxis launched its first quarterly online intelligence service in 2000, and now has offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

For further information please visit www.dataxis.com

About "Evolution of HD Channel Offerings in Latin America"

This report was completed in October 2013. It comprises research and analysis across the entire HD offer in Latin America's seven top markets, including Pay TV and FTA channels. It includes the evolution of offered channels, their distribution, penetration levels and genre. It also refers to specific Pay TV operators and their market share. The report also analyses the most common access technologies as well as the most distributed production companies and content owners in the region.

For more information please contact:

Martin Hartkopf

Analyst

Dataxis

Tel: +5411 3221 9816

Email: martin.hartkopf@dataxis.com

SOURCE: Dataxis

Media Contact: Pascal Orhan, Dataxis, 0033609854655, pascal.orhan@dataxis.com

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SOURCE Dataxis



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