CEE digital cable boost for UPC

UPC’s digital cable TV services continue to perform well in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

According to Liberty Global, the operation in Poland, launched only in May, already had 41,300 at the end of Q3 – a figure that has since risen to over 50,000. At the same time, the digital cable service in Hungary, launched a month earlier, ended Q3 with 73,300 subscribers.

Although the Czech Republic remains the company’s leading digital cable market – the 231,500 subscribers recorded at the end of September look certain to overtaken the analogue cable total of 324,700 some time next year – the country was the only one to see its DTH subscriber total fall in the quarter, down by 600 to 119,300.

Poland is meanwhile now UPC’s leading broadband internet market, with 357,700 subscribers as of Q3 2008, and Hungary the leading one for telephony, with 219,200 customers.