The Russian DTH platform operator Orion ended the first half of 2016 with 2.877 million households receiving its services.
Its subscriber base increased by 3% in H1, with the strongest growth (5%) being seen in the Chelyabinsk region of the country.
Meanwhile, revenues in H1 were, at R1.627 billion (€23 million), 5% higher than in the same period in 2015.
Over three-quarters (76%) of Orion’s revenues were obtained from DTH services, with the remainder from broadcasting services (22%) and channel distribution (4%).
Orion also saw striong growth in its mobile services in H1. For instance, the appication Telecard online, which allows viewers to watch TV on mobile devices, was installed over 18,000 times, an 180% increase year-to-date.
Although Orion has expanded into Georgia and Kazakhstan, with Armenia and Azerbaijan likely to follow by the end of this year, some local industry sources note the the growth in its subscriber base has begun to slow.