Q3


TDC hit by mobile pressure, mixed fortunes in TV

Danish telco TDC continued to suffer from competitive pressure in the Danish mobile market in the third quarter, with the performance of its TV activities failing to offset problems elsewhere. The company’s performance was anticipated and it remains on track to meet guidance, with activities outside Denmark performing relatively well. The telco did report year-on-year growth in […]

CME: turnaround phase now behind us

The co-chief executive of Central European Media Enterprises (CME), Michael Del Nin, said the company’s “turnaround phase is now behind us” after reporting another quarter of improving results. Announcing its third quarter figures, CME said that revenues came in at US$117.3 million – a 5% year-on-year increase at constant like-for-like rates, but down 10.5% compared to […]

Netflix misses US sign-up targets in disappointing Q3

Netflix missed its US target for new customer sign-ups and reported lower than expected operating income in its third quarter results. The subscription video-on-demand service added 0.88 million new US members in the quarter, compared to 0.98 million prior year and a forecast of 1.15 million. Netflix attributed the over-forecast to “slightly higher-than-expected involuntary churn” […]

Liberty confirms completion of Ziggo takeover

Liberty Global has completed its tender offer for Dutch cable operator Ziggo and will own 100% of the firm’s outstanding shares, Liberty confirmed yesterday.  Announcing Liberty Global’s third quarter results, company CEO Mike Fries said that Liberty will immediately begin the integration of Ziggo and UPC Netherlands, “which we expect will drive substantial cost and […]

Netflix misses customer sign-up targets

Netflix added fewer new customers than it had previously predicted in its third quarter, causing the US web streaming firm’s shareprice to slump 25% in after-hours trading. Announcing its Q3 results, Netflix said that domestically it added 0.98 million streaming customers in the quarter, and 2.04 million streaming customers. In its last earnings announcement it […]

TalkTalk posts strong YouView growth, adds live Now TV channels

UK service provider TalkTalk has reported strong take-up of its YouView-based TV offer for its fiscal third quarter and has extended its wholesale deal with BSkyB encompassing Sky basic entertainment channels and catch-up content.  TalkTalk signed up 175,000 TV customers in the three months to December, taking its customer base to 732,000. The operator said […]

Com Hem hit by competition, but grows number of homes

Swedish cable operator Com Hem saw a slight decrease in overall revenue in the third quarter, while posting an increase in homes connected. The cable operator grew its connected homes base by 41,000 in the quarter, ending September owth 1.789 million homes. Com Hem had 603,000 digital TV subscribers at the end of September, down […]

CTC Media boosted by channel gains

Russian broadcaster CTC Media reached its highest third quarter profitability level since 2009, with TV ad revenues climbing and two of its three Russian channels gaining market share. Announcing its third quarter results, CTC Media said that its CTC channel had now completed its shift to the older adult segment of the 10-45 year-olds and […]

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 […]

Sky on-track for positive year after strong Q3

Sky Deutschland said it is on track to deliver positive full-year EBITDA for the first time, after announcing strong third quarter figures.  The German pay TV provider reported a 19% year-on-year revenue increase in the quarter to €392.7 million. It said subscription revenues were the key driver, supported by higher subscriber numbers, as well as […]