Orange Polska comes under pressure
October 25, 2012 08.36 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

Orange Polska ended the third quarter with a total of 695,000 subscribers to its TV services, or 72,000 more than a year earlier.

Of these, 578,000 (506,000) received DTH and 116,000 (109,000) IPTV services.
Furthermore, 146,000 (143,000) of the total opted for pay-TV packages, with 69,000 (7,000) opting for n packages.
The Polish incumbent saw a sharp rise in its triple play take-up, up almost six fold from 32,000 in Q3 2011 to 191,000 in the third quarter this year.

Group ARPU for triple play meanwhile amounted to PLN54.9 (€13.3) in the third quarter this year, slightly higher than the PLN54.1 posted in the same period in 2011.
Orange Polska claimed a 45.9% penetration (in households) of the B2C broadband market in Q3 2012, its broadband subscriber total of 7,052,000 being 173,000 higher than a year earlier.

The group’s total revenues in Q3 amounted to PLN3,473 million (-5.5% year-on-year), with the fixed line segment accounting for PLN1,917 million (-4.0%) of the total.
Group EDITDA was PLN1,323 million (-5.7%) and net income PLN307 million (-18.6%). However, excluding tax relief, the latter showed a 14.1% increase year-on-year.