Welho 3Q09 customer base stable at 67 thousand

Friday, November 6th, 2009 

Sanoma Group (Helsinki:SAA1V) has released its Interim Report for the 1 Jan-30 Sept 2009 period.

Sanoma Entertainment

Sanoma Entertainment offers entertaining experiences on television, radio, online and mobile. Sanoma Entertainment’s business units include Nelonen Media, which focuses on broadcast operations, and Welho, Finland’s largest cable television operator. The Division’s latest business unit is Sanoma Games, which is focused on online casual gaming.

In line with the Finnish pay TV market development, Welho’s pay TV operations were stable. Welho Mix, a pay TV channel package offering extensive customisation, was launched successfully in September.

Operational indicators (thousands):

                                30 Sept  30 Sept
                                   2009     2008
                                -------  -------
Connected households                326      322
Pay TV customers                     67       68
Broadband internet connections      112      103

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