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Telekom Austria sees solid pay TV growth

Telekom Austria TAG_ArsenalPay TV continued to pay dividends for Telekom Austria in the second quarter, with solid subscriber growth.

Telekom Austria had 276,200 pay TV customers in Austria at the end of the second quarter, up 6.6% year-on-year. Fixed broadband customers grew 3.1% to 1,468,800. TV and broadband revenues partly offset declining voice revenues, boosted by the launch of new converged offerings.

In Bulgaria, Telekom Austria had 470,900 pay TV customers following its acquisition of cable operator Blizoo, up from 466,600 for the quarter to March and up from 124,100 held a year previously by local subsidiary Mobiltel, prior to the acquisition. Bulgarian fixed broadband customers grew by 176.8% year-on-year to reach 422,600. Fixed line revenues helped slow down an overall decline in revenues due to macroeconomic problems.

In Croatia, Telekom Austria subsidiary Vipnet’s pay TV base grew by 12.9% year-on-year to reach 196,900, boosted by the acquisition of cable operator CATV-047, while fixed broadband customers grew by 42.6% to reach 220,300.

In Macedonia, Telekom Austria’s local subsidiary’s pay TV base grew by 58% to reach 124,600, while broadband customer grew by 61.4% to reach 99,900. In Slovenia, pay TV subscribers reached 48,200.