Eutelsat’s broadcast revenues in the (third) quarter ending March 31 amounted to €182 million.
This, according to the company in its latest set of results, was 6.8% lower than in the same period last year.
It adds that they reflect the impact of the renegotiation of contract terms with Greece’s Forthnet as well as the anticipated broad slowdown in the pace of new business.
On an operational level, as of March 31 the total number of channels broadcast by Eutelsat satellites stood at 6,864, stable year-on-year and up 4% quarter-on-quarter.
Meanwhile, the number of HD channels stood at 1,853 versus 1,667 a year earlier, up by 11% and represented 27% of channels compared with 24.3% a year earlier.
Broadcast accounted for 62% of revenues in the quarter, followed by data and professional video (13%), government services (13%), fixed broadband (7%) and mobile connectivity (5%).
Eutelsat’s total revenues in the quarter were €322 million (-6.4%).