The Russian DTH platform operator Orion ended the third quarter with 3.032 million subscribers.
According to ComNews this was 4% more than in the same period last year. At the same time, its revenues for the first nine months of the year were, at R2.461 billion (€34.9 million), 2% lower than for the corresponding period in 2016.
The ARPU for its budget package was R105 (+2%) and that for its premium one R291 (+5%).
Broadcast services/TV production accounted for 22% of the company’s product portfolio in the first nine months of the year, compared to 22% for the same period in 2016. DTH claimed the largest share at 73% (75% in 2016) and the distribution of channels 3% (5%).
Meanwhile, the volume of satellite capacity used was 271 MHz, compared to 249.5 MHz for the first nine months of 2016.
Orion’s revenues are predicted to grow by 2-3% in 2018, boosted in part by the World Cup, which will be held in Russia.