Internet and telephony remained the main growth drivers for Swiss cable operators in Q3 2015 while the number of TV customers continued to decline.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has increased its number of subscribers in Q1 2015/16 (July 1-September 30, 2014) by 94,000 to a total of 4.37 million.
After its extremely successful development in North America, Netflix has made efforts to try and spread the same enthusiasm for its subscription-based video streaming services across Europe since early 2012.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland faced declining customer additions, lower ARPU and increased loss in Q4 2014/15.
The turnover of pay-TV and video-on-demand operators in Germany has grown by 8% to €2.22 billion in 2014 compared with last year (2013: €2.05 billion).
German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland has won 214,000 new subscribers in the last three months of 2014 – the strongest customer growth in the company’s history.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has won 82,000 new subscribers in Q2 2014 – considerably more than in Q2 2013 (48,000) -, but ended up deeper in the red.
The turnover of the pay-TV and video-on-demand (VOD) providers in Germany has exceeded the €2 billion mark in 2013 for the first time.
Switzerland’s national telco Swisscom has gained 52,000 new customers for its IPTV platform Swisscom TV in Q1 2014, corresponding with a growth by 22.3% within 12 months to a total of 1.05 million customers (March 31, 2013: 860,000 customers).
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland increased its subscriber figures in Q1 2014, but higher costs led to a negative EBITDA and deeper loss.