Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has increased its revenues by 8% to €1,093.2 million in the year ending March 31, 2007, but at the expense of losses which increased to €99.2 million from €68.5m in 2006.
KDG has continued the development of its internet and phone products. As of the end of March 8.6 million homes had been upgraded to a two-way network. Another two million homes around the region of Lower Saxony will be upgraded by September allowing further development of the triple play concept. It is expected that 90% of homes will be upgraded to two-way carriage by March 2009.
KDG saw the number of RGUs in the digital pay-TV sector rise to 692,000 by the end of March this year – an increase of 213,000 on the corresponding period in 2006. However, the number of basic cable access RGUs fell slightly from 9.579 milion to 9.320 million during the 12 months.
KDG also increased its digital TV offering to over 200 channels, almost half of which are FTA, in the last fiscal year. Taking customers of Kabel Digital Home, Kabel Digital International and those for Premiere’s pay-TV service into account, it now serves around 20% of digitised homes in its franchise area.