SES’s HD+ service now reaches 1.9 households in Germany, the satellite services company said today. It added that 305,000 of the 482,000 customers that signed up for the one-year free trial have chosen to retain the service for another 12 months and will pay the annual €50 service fee. HD+ offers high definition channels including RTL, ProSieben, Nickelodeon and N24. SES said that at end-October there were 1.86 million customers and that 1.56 million of these were still on the year-long free trial.
Wilfried Urner, CEO of the SES affiliate HD PLUS, says: “The German viewers have accepted HD+. The conversion rate of 63% from the free trial period into a paying mode remains as high as in the starting period and thus significantly exceeds our expectations.”