Elion adds 6k IP and cable-TV customers in 3Q09

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
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Eesti Telekom (Tallinn: ETLAT) has released its consolidated Interim Report for the third quarter and the first nine months of 2009.

As the result of successful marketing campaigns, the number of Elion IP and cable-TV customers increased by 6,000 in the third quarter reaching 94.4 thousand as of 30 September (30 September 2008: 75.4 thousand). Elion assesses that the company’s market share in the cable broadcast market increased by 1% in the third quarter to 30% at the end of September (30 September 2008: 26%).

As of 1 October, Elion digital TV’s basic Estonian and Slavic packages were supplemented by 20 channels, of which four are totally new channels (Discovery Investigation, Nat Geo Music, Life TV, and RTV). The other 16 channels that were added to the basic packages are popular channels transferred from theme packages, which were previously available for an additional fee.

Number of IP and cable-TV customers (thousands):

Sept 2009  Sept 2008        +/-
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     94.4       75.4       19.0

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