Croatia's MAXtv subscribers up 167.9% to 150,953

Thursday, April 30th, 2009
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MAXtv subscribers up 167.9% to 150,953 (quarter-on-quarter: up 11.3%, Q1 net adds: 15,380)

ZAGREB — T-Hrvatski Telekom (Reuters: THTC.L, HT.ZA; Bloomberg: THTC LI, HTRA CZ), Croatia’s leading telecommunications provider, announces its unaudited results for the first three months of 2009.


MAXtv, the Group’s interactive TV service, increased subscriber numbers by 167.9%, ending the first quarter of 2009 with 150,953 subscribers (Q1 2008: 56,355). This strong growth was supported by the new standalone MAXtv service, which does not require a broadband subscription.

MAXtv features blockbuster films from studios including Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, NBC Universal as well as numerous local and international TV channels including an HBO premium package (HBO, HBO Comedy) and an exclusive HBO Digital on-demand service. A premium service offers a networked personal video recorder, with the ability to record MAXtv channels whenever the subscriber wishes. MAXtv offers high-definition TV with up to seven HD channels.

                 Jan-Mar  Jan-Mar  % change
                    2009     2008     09/08
                 -------  -------  --------
IPTV customers   150,953   56,355      2.7x

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