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Telekom Austria sees TV boost

Telekom Austria TAG_ArsenalTelekom Austria said that TV and broadband growth partly compensated for continued losses in fixed-line voice in the third quarter.

In Austria, the company’s A1 TV service had 263,000 customers at the end of the quarter, up 7.9%. However, TV and broadband revenue failed to completely arrest a decline in fixed line ARPU.

In Bulgaria, where the company recently acquired cable operator Blizoo – which has yet to be consolidated – TV subscribers from its existing Mobiltel unit numbered 124,100, up 53.8% following the launch of a satellite offering at the end of last year. Croatian unit Vipnet recorded 187,200 TV customers at the end of September, up 14.6%.

Telekom Austria posted revenues of €1.012 billion for the quarter, down 3.5%. Like-for-like EBITDA was €386.4 million, down 6.8%.