The DTH platform Skylink gained an additional 25,000 subscribers to its
paid packages in the Czech Republic last year, according to Jaromir
Glisnik, member of the board at M7 Group.
In a wide-ranging interview with Parabola, he added that the company
achieved its largest sales in five years in the country in 2018,
securing 10,000 more customers than in the previous year.
At the same time, the number of Skylink Live TV customers doubled, while Skylink customer churn as a whole fell.
Meanwhile in Slovakia, the 6,000 new sales in 2018 were lower than in
the previous two years. However, the addition of 12,000 new paying
customers was satisfactory, given the competitive nature of the market.
Significantly, the percentage of Skylink Live TV users in Slovakia was
slightly higher in Slovakia than in the Czech Republic last year.
Looking to the future, Glisnik said the company will continue to develop Skylink Live TV in 2019.
He also discussed the potential of sharing capacity on Astra 3B with
Telekom Srbija and said Skylink has no plans to move to HEVC boxes.
Furthermore, it will at some stage this year add the first channels to
Skylink Live TV that are not available in its satellite offer.