Skylink heads for a million

By Chris Dziadul
January 15, 2010 09.41 UK

The leading Czech/Slovak DTH platform Skylink says it reached 900,000 active cards earlier this week (January 13). Of these, 660,000 were registered in the Czech Republic and 240,000 in Slovakia.

It adds that if the present rate of growth continues, it will have secured its one-millionth customer this March.

Skylink is distributed by Astra at 23.5 degrees East and competes directly with CS Link. Also a pre-paid service delivered by the same satellite, it recently announced that it ended 2009 with over 500,000 cards sold in the two countries.

The recent success of both services has overshadowed UPC Direct and Digi, which also operate in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.