Half a million customers of Freenet TV have decided to continue using the German DVB-T2 platform for a subscription fee before the expiration of the free-of-charge period.
In early July 2017, the 3-month free-of-charge access ended for the first customers. They are now being asked to pay €5.75 per month for receiving the Full HD versions of the commercial TV channels.
“We are very happy with the customer response. The figures confirm that Freenet TV’s offer matches consumers’ wants and needs and convinced them in the past three months,” said Kerstin Köder, Head of Freenet TV at parent company Media Broadcast.
Freenet TV thereby exactly meets its business plan which earmarked 500,000 paying customers on June 30, 2017. By the end of 2017, the customer figure is expected to rise to more than 800,000. By December 31, 2018 Freenet TV wants to reach more than one million paying customers.
The channel line-up of the German DVB-T2 platform which comprises free-to-air channels and Freenet TV, the subscription service carrying commercial TV channels.