TDC adds 24k TV customers in 4Q09

Thursday, February 4th, 2010 
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — TDC (Copenhagen:TDC) has today published financial statements for the fourth quarter of 2009.

TDC Group – Consumer

Consumer is the leading provider of landline and mobility services for residential customers, including SoHo (Small Office and Home Office) customers in Denmark. Its landline services include PSTN/ISDN and VoIP telephony, xDSL broadband, TVoIP, CPE and various value added services, for example, security services.

Revenue from the TDC TV (TVoIP) product soared in 2009 with an increase in customers from 27,000 at year-end 2008 to 96,000 customers at year-end 2009 due to the TDC HomeTrio success and the analog switch-off in November.

YouSee

YouSee is the leading Danish cable-TV provider offering its customers TV, broadband and telephony. YouSee offers digital TV to almost all its TV customers at no extra charge through a fully digitalized hybrid fiber coaxial-cable network. YouSee’s network has been almost fully upgraded to DOCSIS 3.0 standard offering higher bandwidths to 1.4m homes passed. From the second quarter of 2009, YouSee has also offered mobile broadband.

YouSee’s cable-TV customers totaled 1.2m, up 3.6% compared with 2008. Broadband and telephony customers totaled 393,000 and 71,000, up 21.7% and 51.1% respectively.

From 2008 to 2009, YouSee achieved subscriber and revenue growth in all product lines, while containing operating expenses. The most significant growth was obtained in the digital-TV segment, including significant growth in the number of YouSee Plus subscribers.

Customer base (end-of-year) (‘000):

                 2009   3Q09   2008   2007   2006   2005
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TV customers    1,249  1,225  1,140  1,105  1,062  1,030
 - YouSee Plus    146           105

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