Orange grows premium TV subscribers

France Télécom/Orange’s French premium TV service Orange Cinéma Series and Orange Sport had 393,000 subscribers at the end of the second quarter, out of a total of 2.339 million subscribers. 

Orange previously reported 363,000 subscribers to the premium service at the end of March, out of 2.166 million digital TV customers. Orange’s satellite TV service had 416,000 customers as of June. 
Orange reported 17.4 million VOD downloads for the first half of the year, up from 4.6 million for the first half of 2008.

Orange’s French fixed-line business contributed revenues of €7.073bn, down 1.5% year-on-year, with EBITDA dropping 6.1% to €2.788bn, mostly due to regulator-imposed price restrictions and content costs. 
Globally, Orange reported 2.7 million IPTV and satellite subscribers at the end of June, including 92,000 in Spain and 239,000 (satellite and IPTV) in Poland.