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Eutelsat revenue growth impacted by video applications business

Eutelsat Communications has reported revenue of €336.7 million (+0.7 percent) in the third quarter 2018-19.

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Video applications revenues dipped 2.5 percent to €215.4 million – reflecting mostly a double-digit decline in professional video due to competitive pressure. Professional video now accounts for less than 8 percent of video revenues. Pure broadcast revenues were stable. Eutelsat has secured a multi-transponder contract for a new DTH platform on Eutelsat 65 West A.

On March 31, 2019 the total number of channels broadcast by Eutelsat satellites stood at 7021, up 2 percent and by 3 percent stripping out the effect of the disposal of Eutelsat 25B. Fixed data revenues stood at €30.4 million, down 17.8 percent – reflecting pricing pressure in a competitive environment as well as softer volumes in Latin America.

Fixed broadband revenues stood at €19.1 million, down 9.7 percent – reflecting a decline in European Broadband with scarcity of capacity in certain countries and the transition to a new distribution model which is leading to a decline in activity with legacy distributors.

Mobile connectivity revenues reached €19.8 million, up 4.7 percent – reflecting entry into service of the UnicomAirNet contract on Eutelsat 172B, the carry-forward impact of the contract with Taqnia at 3°East and 70°East and the capacity contracts on KA-SAT.

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