Luxembourg, 27 July 2012 - SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that the number of paying households using the HD+ service offered by its German affiliate HD PLUS has increased significantly. The HDTV platform attracted over 120,000 new paying households between April and June 2012, the most paying households HD+ has ever acquired in one quarter. At 30 June 2012, HD+ counted 634,290 paying households. Year-on-year, the number of households paying for HD+ has more than tripled (30 June 2011: 198,020).
In total, two million households were using HD+ during the individual 12-month free trial period at 30 June 2012. This is an increase of 700,000 on the previous year. The number of active HD+ households – paying households and households using it during the free trial period – was 2.6 million as at 30 June 2012, almost 1.2 million more that in the previous year. HD+ is a platform for the reception of unencrypted free-to-air and encrypted HD channels in Germany.
Wilfried Urner, CEO of HD PLUS: "Growth has uninterruptedly continued, and viewers remain very positive with regard to HD+. HDTV with HD+ via ASTRA offers by far the best price and performance ratio. Given the excellent performance in the first half, we assume that HD+ will reach one million paying households before 31 December 2012.” - http://www.ses.com/4233325/news/2012/12076968Read More>>