Comstar grows subscriber base

By Chris Dziadul

Comstar-UTS ended 2008 with 145,000 double play (TV and broadband) subscribers in Moscow, or 19% more than 12 months earlier.

Its residential broadband subscriber figure in the city meanwhile stood at 784,000, a 20% year-on-year increase.

Comstar-UTS’s regional pay-TV subscriber total stood at 153,000 in Q4 2008, a 3% increase on the previous quarter.

All told, the Stream TV pay-TV service had a 1.8 million-subscriber base at the end of 2008, up by 10% on a year earlier.

Of these, 1.4 million were cable TV and 390,000 ‘social tariff’ customers.