Unitymedia to close down DTH platform

Germany's second largest cable operator Unitymedia has confirmed it will close down its DTH satellite platform arenaSAT on September 30th. The company said it wants to focus on its core business of triple play services for cable households.

Since Sky Deutschland became the exclusive rights holder for Bundesliga football, subscriber numbers have dropped considerably. At the end of March, arenaSAT only just 51,000 subscribers compared to 184,000 a year previously.

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