Digital and HD services spur Eutelsat growth

By Chris Dziadul
November 5, 2009 11.28 UK

Eutelsat saw its revenues in the quarter ended September grow by 11.6% year-on-year to Ä226.7 million.

Those for video applications, which account for the lionís share (71.9%) of the total, rose by 8.5% to Ä166.7 million, driven by the take-up of digital TV in emerging markets and the growth of HDTV.

As of the end of September, Eutelsatís fleet broadcast a total of 3,329 channels. Those in HD rose by over 60% during the quarter to reach over 100, and the operator now distributes over 40% of all HDTV channels available in Europe, Russia and the Middle East.