Over half of Swisscom broadband subs now taking TV

Over half of Swisscom’s fixed broadband subscribers now use its TV service. The operator said the number of Swisscom TV users had increased by 29.5% year-on-year to reach 943,000 at the end of September, 885,000 of whom are fixed-fee subscribers. 

Swisscom said that over 380,000 of its TV customer used its catch-up service, with allows programmg from about 70 channels to be watched for up to 30 hours after they have been broadcast.

Swisscom’s fixed broadband base grew by 4.3% year-on-year to reach 1.78 million.

Italian subsidiary Fastweb’s broadband subscriber base grew by 12.1% year-on-year to reach 1.91 million, which Swisscom attributed in part to its bundled TV and broadband package offered in partnership with Sky Italia.

Separately, Swisscom has named Urs Schaeppi as its new CEO, Schaeppi was formerly head of Swisscom’s corporate activities.

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