Freenet TV, the commercial TV channel platform on Germany’s DVB-T2 network, has already reached its year-end target 2017 of 800,000 paying customers in Q3 2017.
Parent company Freenet has, thus, increased its year-end target to 950,000 paying customers. At the end of September 2017, Freenet TV had 875,000 paying customers, according to the media group.
Freenet expects more than 2.5 million households to have opted for DVB-T2 by the end of 2017. At Freenet TV, the 1 million paying customer mark is expected to be reached in 2018.
IPTV platform waipu.tv, also backed by Freenet, has reached its target with 340,000 registered customers at the end of September 2017. 72,000 of them have signed up for a subscription package. By the end of 2017, Freenet continues to expect around 500,000 registered and around 100,00 paying waipu.tv customers.
As part of the second stage of the DVB-T2 rollout throughout Germany, Freenet TV has become available in several new regions on November 8, 2017, including the large urban areas Dresden, Freiburg, Kassel and Koblenz, a move probably further accelerating the platform’s customer growth.