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Sky Deutschland: Larger loss expected

February 22, 2011

By Chris Forrester

German DTH pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland is reportedly expected to make an even larger fourth-quarter loss than a year ago. Sky Deutschland’s numbers will be revealed on Thursday.

A Reuters poll of bankers, including Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, shows a forecast loss for Sky-D of €95 million ($129.9m) compared with a loss of €81.6 million for the same quarter a year ago.

A few days ago CEO Brian Sullivan spoke enthusiastically about pay-TV’s prospects in Germany, and in particular the German appetite for high-definition TV. Innovations such as the availability of Sky’s German programming on iPads and iPhones will also kick in during this current year

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