Germany’s Deutsche Telekom had reached 1.7mn subscribers for its domestic TV service ‘T-Home Entertain’ by the end of the first quarter of this year, up 37% from one year previously.
Of this total, 81,000 receive its new satellite service, with the remaining 1.62mn subscribers receiving its IPTV offer, launched in 2006.
The telco has previously stated that it is aiming to reach 5mn subscribers for its IPTV service by 2015 – a target which looks more achievable following last year’s launch of a satellite TV offering to increase its footprint.
Elsewhere, Deutsche Telekom’s subsidiaries had reached 842,000 subscribers for the various IPTV services operating in other markets around Europe, up 18% from one year earlier, thanks to a strong showing in Hungary.
Total revenues across all operations and markets for the first three months of this year reached €14.4bn, down 1% year-on-year, while EBITDA remained stable at €4.5bn.