Eircom has grown its modest TV subscriber base by additional 4,000 homes as it was announced new Sky Sports channels would join its line-up.
As of December 31, 2014 there were 32,000 TV subscribers, representing 25% of its consumer fibre base.
“We continue to evolve our TV offering and have recently added Sky Sports 3, 4 and 5 to our proposition. We remain the only player that can offer quad-play bundles in the market and we now have 20% of our consumer base on TV/mobile bundles,” said Richard Moat, CEO Eircom Group. “The rollout of our NGA network, which underpins our bundling capability, continues at pace. We now have passed 1.1 million premises and have already connected one in five of these with high-speed broadband. Work on our commercial fibre to the home (FTTH) rollout is also underway in 16 towns and we have trialled speeds of up to 1 Gbps using our FTTH solution.”
The Sky Sports channels will debut on eVision on March 3, ahead of April’s Masters golf.
A successful TV offer is needed to arrest falling revenues, which this quarter declined by 4% to €316 million. This compares to a 7% decline in the previous quarter.
eVision now hosts over 120 channels, with services including eVision on Demand, Multiroom and movies available on the go.