Advanced Television

BT adds 97,000 TV customers

February 1, 2016

Alongside unveiling a company reorganisation, BT’s results for the third quarter and nine months to December 31st 2015 show the telco added 97,000 TV subscribers during the quarter, reaching 1.4 million.

The company said that in its BT Consumer division, it was seeing good demand from its broadband customers for BT Mobile and new BT Sport Europe channels. Its BT Sport average viewing increased 46 per cent with encouraging audience figures for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive, noted that good customer growth in broadband, TV and mobile helped to grow ARPU by 7 per cent. “Customers like what we’re offering, whether that’s superfast broadband, Champions League football or mobile data bundles.”

He noted that BT’s superfast fibre broadband network is available to well over 24 million homes and businesses, and confirmed the telco would help take fibre coverage to 95 per cent of the country by the end of 2017, with plans to go even further.

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