Deutsche Telekom posts 17% rise in European IPTV subs

With 1.9mn subscribers for its German TV service ‘Entertain’ (delivered via IPTV and DTH) by the end of the third quarter of this year and 39% annual growth, Deutsche Telekom is looking more and more accomplished at the pay-TV business.

There was a 17% increase in its IPTV customers across all of Europe (but no total given), with increases in most markets where it offers IPTV – which include Hungary, Croatia and Romania.

The telco reports that the companies included in its Europe operating segment recorded robust development overall in the third quarter of 2012, despite an “increasingly challenging” environment.

Total revenues across all operations and markets for the third quarter of this year remained stable on an annual basis to reach €14.7bn, while adjusted net profits fell 28% to €926mn.

Last August Deutsche Telekom launched a TV Everywhere service called ‘Entertain to go’, giving customers access to 40 linear TV channels as well as a video-on-demand store on their mobile devices and laptops.

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