Swiss IPTV platform Swisscom TV has gained considerably less customers in 2017 than in 2016.
The new Swiss sports channel MySports, available exclusively on cable and not on competing IPTV platform Swisscom TV, shows its effect.
The Swiss cable operators have managed to slow down their TV customer loss.
The Swiss cable operators continue to grow through selling internet and telephony subscriptions while they are still losing TV customers.
The Swiss cable operators recorded a loss of 80,300 TV customers in 2016.
The Swiss cable operators have won 58,300 new telephony and 3,400 new interneht customers in the past 12 months.
The Swiss cable operators have lost 129,000 TV customers in the past 12 months, mainly due to the strong competition with IPTV provider Swisscom.
Switzerland’s largest cable operator UPC has secured the TV rights from the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation (SIHF) for the live transmission of the Swiss ice-hockey games from the 2017/18 season for five years.
Swiss telco Swisscom has continued to increase its number of TV customers at the expense of cable operators in 2015.
Internet and telephony remained the main growth drivers for Swiss cable operators in Q3 2015 while the number of TV customers continued to decline.