YouSee’s decision to offer free basic digital TV services have been rewarded with a 39% increase in its digital add-on subscriber base in 2009.
The Danish cablenet has now almost fully upgraded its network to the DOCSIS 3.0 standard, offering higher bandwidths to the 1.4 million homes passed. The TDC-owned operator has also been offering its customers mobile broadband since the second quarter of 2009.
YouSee’s 1,249,000 TV customers include 146,000 subscribers to the extended basic YouSee Plus, a 39% increase on 2008.
2009 revenues and EBITDA came to DKK 3,597m and DKK 1,141m respectively, compared with DKK 3,188m and DKK 954m in 2008.
YouSee’s cable-TV customers totaled 1.2m, up 3.6% compared with 2008. Broadband and telephony customers totaled 393,000 and 71,000, up 21.7% and 51.1% respectively.
Gross profit increased by DKK 228m to DKK 2,072m.