TeliaSonera adds 155,000 TV subscribers in 2012

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 
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TeliaSonera has released its year-end report for the January-December 2012 period.

The total number of TV subscriptions increased by 155,000 from the fourth quarter of 2011 and by 43,000 during the quarter to 1.3 million.

In Sweden, uptake of TV subscriptions reached its highest level in two years and the total number of subscriptions now amounts to 580,000. In Finland, the total number of TV customers passed 400,000 and revenues increased almost 50 percent compared to the same period last year.

In Lithuania, net sales in local currency decreased 3.0 percent to the equivalent of SEK 474 million (515) since the growth from TV and fiber could not fully compensate for the decline in fixed voice revenues.

In Estonia, revenues from IPTV continue to be strong and revenues more than doubled compared to the same period a year ago. During the fourth quarter, a Smart-TV solution was launched together with Samsung. The service is unique in terms of easy to use and customer friendly, as it does not require any external set-top-box.

TV subscriptions, by country (‘000)

                                     2011                        2012
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                                       Q4     Q1     Q2     Q3     Q4
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Sweden (Telia) IPTV                   515    530    546    560    580
Finland (Sonera) Cable TV + IPTV      355    368    376    392    403                
Norway (NexGenTel) IPTV                 7     11     12     12     12
Denmark (Telia) IPTV                   10     11     12     13     14
Lithuania (TEO LT) IPTV               150    154    156    162    169
Estonia (Elion) Cable TV + IPTV       140    144    146    150    154
                                    -----  -----  -----  -----  -----
  Total                             1,177  1,218  1,248  1,289  1,332

Latvia (Lattelecom) IPTV              215    226    229    235    249