| | Steady progress for Cyfrowy Polsat
Poland’s Cyfrowy Polsat had 4.560,267 contracted pay-TV subscribers, of whom 957,952 opted for Multiroom, as of the end of Q1.
The total represented respective increases of 3.5% and 9.5% on the same period last year.
ARPU for contracted services, which also included mobile telephony and internet, amounted to PLN87 (€19.66), up 1.4% on the previous year, while churn per customer was 0.3 percentage points higher at 9.8%.
In the pre-paid sector, the pay-TV subscriber total fell by 46% over the year to 35,754.
The company, which operates Poland’s leading DTH platform, notes that the saturation of its customer base with multiplay services is systematically growing. As of March 31, each of its customers had an average of 2.16 active contract services, up 5.9% year-on-year.
Meanwhile, its smartDOM programme had almost 1.09 million customers as of the end of Q1, buying a total of 3.22 million RGUs.
Cyfrowy Polsat’s revenues in Q1 amounted to PLN2,364 million (2015: PLN2,329 million). Its net profit was PLN178.5 million (PLN170.8 million).
Meanwhile, Wirtualne Media reports that Polsat plans to launch two more channels this year.
Quoting Maciej Stec, a member of the board at Cyfrowy Polsat, it adds that Polsat Docu and Polsat Reality will have general content and that their actual launch dates will be determined by when it can secure content for them.