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KDG unveils subs stats

April 28, 2010

German regional cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has announced its key performance indicators (KPIs) for the year ended 31 March 2010, reporting a 3.6 per cent year-on-year rise in total revenue generating units (RGUs) to 12.048 million. However, total direct subscribers fell to 7.47 million, down by 33,000 from the previous year primarily due to adjustments related to the acquisition of Orion Cable in May 2008 and final integration of the cableco.

On a pro-forma basis total direct subscribers increased by 16,000 during the fiscal year. Internet and telephony subscribers grew by approximately 291,000 year-on-year (an increase of 36.1 per cent), while Internet and telephony RGUs increased by 556,000 units to reach 1.974 million.

Premium TV RGUs increased by approximately 111,000 units, or 11.5 per cent year-on-year, to reach 1.073 million at 31 March 2010. New services RGUs (comprising premium TV, Internet and telephony) made up 25.3 per cent of total RGUs, compared to 20.5 per cent the previous year. Subscribers now take an average 1.35 RGUs compared to 1.27 at the end of March 2009, and up from an average of 1.33 products at the end of 2009.

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