German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland has won 73,000 new subscribers in Q1 2011. That's considerably more than in Q1 2010 (1,000 new customers), but less than in Q4 2010 (131,000). The latter can be attributed to the traditionally strong Christmas sales period. In total, Sky Deutschland now has 2,73 million customers. 1,13 million households receive the HDTV channels of which 664,000 have signed up for the premium HD services offering movies, sports and football Bundesliga in high-definition. The turnover rose in Q1 2011 from €234.7 million to €269.6 million with the loss decreasing from €97.0 million to €86.9 million. "We are pleased with these results, but recognise that it is still early days and that there is more to do," Sky CEO Brian Sullivan said in Munich. During the whole year 2011, Sky expects to remain in the red. For financial break-even, the broadcaster says it needs 2.8 to 3 million subscribers. As the next new offering, Sky will enable its DTH susbcribers to receive the HDTV channels from SES Astra's HD+ platform using their existing Sky HD box and Sky smartcard from 1 June 2011. With access to RTL HD, VOX HD, RTL II HD, Sat.1 HD, ProSieben HD, kabel eins HD, sixx HD and Sport1 HD Sky's HD line-up will increase to 25 channels. During the course of the year, Sky wants to enlarge its HD portfolio to more than 30 channels by adding, for example, a third Sky Sport HD channel and sports news channel Sky Sport News HD which will launch in winter.