This brings the total number of paying customers to around 452,500, as parent company Freenet announced in its quarterly figures report.
Freenet recorded a decline of 0.3% to 1.017 million paying customers for its commercial TV channel platform Freenet TV, which is distributed via DVB-T2 and the Astra satellite system (19.2° East).
It remains to be seen what effect the increase of the monthly subscription price from €5.75 to €6.99 will have. This came into effect on May 1, 2020.
The DTH satellite version of Freenet TV will be terminated at the end of 2020 due to a lack of customer demand. Freenet thus expects to lose around 14,000 DTH customers in the nine months until December 31.