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Sunrise grows TV base by 54%

Sunrise_Hauptsitz_0118Swiss service provider Sunrise increased its TV customer base by 53.5% year-on-year in the second quarter, with 89,200 people subscribing to its IPTV service as of June 30.

This was up from 58,100 subscribers at the same point last year, with 6,000 net additions coming in Q2.

Sunrise said that its blended TV and internet bundles were positively impacting blended ARPU, coming in at CHF46.8 (€38.65), up 14% year-on-year.

“Sunrise TV, the latest generation in entertainment, is distinguished by the largest selection of HD broadcasters in the basic package, the ComeBack TV and Live Pause functions, and a unique variety of TV and radio channels,” the firm said.

Overall, Sunrise reported total revenue of CHF996 million for the first half of 2014, an increase of 1.1% compared to the same period last year. EBITDA in the second quarter increased to CHF159 million, which is 5.7% higher year-on-year.