The Russian DTH platform operator Orion ended the first quarter with a subscriber base of 3,107,000.
The fastest growing regions were Chelyabinsk and Omsk, which saw the number of customers increase by 4% and 3% respectively. The company had revenues of R822,800,000 (€10,732,000) in Q1, or 8% more than in the same period last year.
DTH services accounted for 72% of Orion’s portfolio, with broadcasting services and the upgrade of TV channels claiming 24% and channel distribution 4%. ARPU in Q1 was R107 for its budget and R293 for mid-priced packages.
Orion notes that it continues to strengthen its position in the online environment. The number of subscriptions to its mobile app Telecard Online increased by 19% in Q1, with the total number of installations (iOS and Android) amounting to 58,192. Meanwhile, the online service Cinema was visited 63,000 times, with over 21,000 items of film content watched.
At the same time, the number of installations of the mobile app Telegrid increased by 16%, with the total number of downloads amounting to 127,904.