Deutsche Telekom had 2.955 million pay TV customers in Germany at the end of the first quarter, up 2.6% year-on-year, giving substance to its claim to be the only IPTV service that was growing in the country.
The Entertain TV service gained 76,000 subscribers in the quarter, described by the operator as “substantially stronger” than in preceding quarters.
Telekom attributed growth in broadband lines and TV in the domestic market to its new strategy of focusing on marketing integrated offerings. Broadband numbers grew by 67,000 in the quarter.
In Europe outside Germany, Telekom’s IPTV, satellite and cable TV base amounted to 4.1 million, up 1.3%. Internationally, the biggest growth in TV was in Slovakia and Hungary. International TV revenue grew by 7.3% to €123 million.