Germanys leading cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) added 127,300 digital premium pay TV subscribers in the year to September 30, taking its total to 1,135,300, helping to push the companyÂs ARPU over Â13 a month for the first time. ARPU reached Â13.08 for its fiscal second quarter, up from Â11.88 a year earlier.
In the third quarter KDG added 64,000 internet and phone customers, taking the companyÂs total to 1.21 million. However, the companyÂs total subscriber base declined year-on-year from 9.006 million to 8.846 million thanks to losses from its basic cable base (down from 9.111 million to 8.966 million). Total revenue-generating units grew year-on-year to 12.314 million from 11.841 million.
KDG posted revenues of Â396 million for its second quarter, up from Â368 million a year earlier. Adjusted EBITDA was Â179 million, up from Â163 million. KDG posted a net loss of Â5.8 million for the quarter, compared with a net loss of Â16.4 million a year earlier.
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