Swisscom sees Bluewin TV subs pass 186k

Swiss telco Swisscom reached 186,000 subscribers for its IPTV service 'Bluewin TV' in the third quarter of this year, giving a year-on-year increase of nearly 96% from the 95,000 customers it reported for September 2008.

The telco added that exclusive sports broadcasts and an expanded VOD library contributed to the strong increase it experienced in Bluewin TV subscribers over the previous 12 months. Its domestic customer base for DSL broadband connections meanwhile increased 4.5% year-on-year to reach 1.8mn by the end of September.

Total revenue across all operations reached CHF 3.008bn (US$2.99bn) for the third quarter of this year, down 2.8% year-on-year, while EBITDA rose 4.8% by the same comparison to reach CHF 1.245bn.