BT TV adds 106,000 subscribers in 3Q 2015

Thursday, October 29th, 2015
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106,000 BT TV net additions, our best ever performance

BT Group plc (BT.L) today announced its results for the second quarter and half year to 30 September 2015.

We added 106,000 BT TV customers, taking our customer base to 1.3m. This is our best ever quarter reflecting the improvements we have made to our TV offering including the launch of BT Sport Europe and our new AMC TV channel. In the quarter we launched our BT TV Ultra HD package, which includes Europe’s very first live sports Ultra HD (4K) channel and our new BT TV Ultra HD set top box. Also this quarter we announced a deal to make UKTV’s full portfolio of channels available to BT customers for the very first time, with Eden, Good Food and Home joining the seven UKTV channels already on BT TV. This means we now offer a total of 182 channels, including our BT Sport and AMC channels.

BT Consumer

                                         2014/15       2015/16
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                         Q1     Q2     Q3     Q4     Q1     Q2
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TV customers ('000)   1,007  1,045  1,090  1,142  1,202  1,308
QoQ movement ('000)      40     38     45     52     60    106

On 28 October the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) provisionally approved our £12.5bn acquisition of EE, unconditionally without remedies. The CMA has provisionally decided that the acquisition is not expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition. The CMA has said that it will publish its final decision by 18 January 2016.