The Russian DTH platform Orion ended the first half of the year with 3,008,000 subscribers to its services, or around 2% more than six months earlier.
Its revenues in H1 amounted to R1.557 billion (€23 million), while ARPU was R104 for the budget package (+5% on six months earlier) and R290 for the mid-price package (+1%).
DTH services accounted for 75% of Orion’s income in H1. Broadcasting services and the upgrade and distribution of TV channels provided 22% and channel distribution 3%.
Orion’s Telecard service added 10 channels in H1, including ones from SPI International, while Telacard Online was boosted by 30 channels, bring the total to over 70. The Telecard Online mobile app was downloaded by over 12,000 people (+42%), with the total number of downloads exceeding 40,000.
Meanwhile, Orion’s ‘Cinema’ service had been visited over 38,000, with over 12,000 items of film viewed.