Eutelsat’s broadcast revenues in the first quarter 2021/22 ending September 30 amounted to €177.6 million.
This was 6.5% down on a year earlier and 1.7% lower on a quarter-by-quarter basis.
Its total revenues were €287.3 million, down 8.9% on a year earlier.
As of September 30, Eutelsat had 1,376 operational transponders, or six fewer than 12 months earlier.
In his comments on the results, CEO Rodolphe Belmer said:: “First quarter revenues are in line with our expectations, and we confirm our financial objectives for the current and subsequent years. Our broadcast activities continue to reflect the carry-forward effects of last year’s Covid-related slowdown, but we are seeing signs of a return to normal with renewed commercial activity in Europe, while we are making progress on selling capacity at our popular 7/8 degrees West position following its partial renewal by Nilesat. At the same time, our growth drivers are now coming into their stride, notably with major deals secured for our broadband capacity in two more of Europe’s largest markets, Germany and Spain, and ongoing traction in Africa. Moreover, Eutelsat Quantum was successfully launched, and we have a strong pipeline of interest as it prepares for its imminent entry into service. This quarter also seen the strengthening of our commitment to OneWeb, where we are now the second largest shareholder, underpinning our key non-geostationary strategic pillar and which is gaining significant operational and commercial traction”.