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Kabel Deutschland sees RGUs and ARPU rise

Kabel Deutschland (KDG) ended September with a total of nine million subscribers.

KDG’s digital pay-TV subscriber base reached 844,000, up 21,000 year-on-year. Premium service RGUs (covering digital access, pay-TV, DVR, internet and telephony) comprised 32.9% of the total RGU figure, compared to 26.4% a year earlier.

The company had 1.7 million broadband and telephony subscribers at the end of the September after adding 645,000 units during the preceding 12 month. There were 851,700 internet and 872,000 phone customers.

Average services per customer increased to 1.31 from 1.23 in September 2008, meaning the cable operator had 11.84 million RGUs at the end of September, up 585,000 year-on-year.

ARPU for the quarter ending September reached €11.88, up from €10.92 a year earlier.

KDG’s revenue for the quarter grew by 8.6% year-on-year to €368.3m. Subscription-based revenues from premium services was up 39.1% to €101.4m, representing 31.4% of the operator’s overall subscription-based revenues. Adjusted EBITDA increased by 14.4% to €163.5m.