Thursday, August 28, 2008

Free's Has 2.9 million VOD Views in 1H08

Free released detailed information on its 1H08 results. There was no change to the information in my previous post. It did announce that it had 2.883 million video on demand and subscription video on demand views during the half compared to 1.874 million in the same period in 2007.

There were a few additional facts of interest:

  • Its ARPU remained flat at 36.3 euros per month during the half.
  • The percentage of its customers using Free as their only telecom provider increased to 71 percent at the end of June 2008 from 64 percent at the end of 2007.
Free's analysis is that Free, Alice, and France Telecom increased their broadband market share in 1H08 while Neuf Cegetel's share reduced. Free's broadband market share after its acquisition of Alice will be 25.5 percent. France Telecom had 49.6 percent and Neuf Cegetel had 23.8 percent.

Free is one of the most interesting broadband and IPTV companies around. It is worth taking a look at its presentation and report for the half.

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