One million TV customers for Swisscom

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 
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BERNE — Swisscom has released its results report for 2013.

The number of Swisscom TV connections increased year-on-year by 209,000 or 26.4% to 1 million, of which 939,000 subscribed to the basic packages. Virtually every third Swiss household uses Swisscom TV. 410,000 Swisscom TV customers make use of the Replay function, which allows users to watch programmes from around 70 channels up to 30 hours after they have been broadcast. In 2013, total viewings of live sporting events and films (VoD) increased by 10.7% to 8.8 million, while the number of fixed-network broadband access lines grew year-on-year by 84,000 or 4.9% to 1.81 million.

Operational Data (’000)

                                                          2012
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                                       Q1     Q2     Q3     Q4
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TV customers Switzerland              655    694    728    791
 Residential                          635    672    705    766
 Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises      20     22     23     25

                                                          2013
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                                       Q1     Q2     Q3     Q4
                                    -----  -----  -----  -----
TV customers Switzerland              860    902    943  1,000
 Residential                          832    873    912    967
 Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises      28     29     31     33

Swisscom TV offers over 200 television channels, more than 6,100 films (video-on-demand) and over 4,000 exclusive live sports coverage (mainly football and ice hockey). Swisscom TV also offers convenience features such as replay TV (allowing viewers to watch missed programmes for up to 30 hours after transmission), live pause, a recording function, picture-in-picture, TV apps for weather, news, photos and other services, and a TV guide. Thanks to a mobile app, customers can access the services and schedule at any time while on the move. Swisscom TV is available in a range of packages to meet all customer needs.