The loss of the rights by soccer on the part of the French platform does not repel negatively in the number of subscribers, according to the TPS people in charge
Platform TPS managed to the past gain 9,000 new subscribers during month of November, which represents an increase of 30% of clients in relation to the same period of the previous year.
These data it is come off that TPS won near 9 points of quota of market with respect to their competitor, CanalSatellite. Despite and remembering the fact that TPS no longer can offer in PPV the soccers match of the French league, according to people in charge of the platform this has not meant an excessive loss of subscribers.Data of 2004
The French digital platform, TPS (even Television Satellite) closed the last year with 1.7 million subscribers, which supposes an increase of 200,000 subscribers with respect to the 2003 exercise. Of these numbers, the subscribers through satellite continue being an overwhelming majority with respect to those of the cable: 1.310.000 against 320,000 and the 45,000 of TPSL (ADSL).
In spite of these optimal results, that according to their people in charge (group TF1) will be increased in this January of 2005, TPS continues being very below their great rival, Satellite Channel, that approaches the 3 million subscribers. With regards economic data, TPS obtained in 2004 a result of operation of 2 million Euros against the 3 million Euros in 2003.
TPS is the second digital platform that was created in France and was born under the shade of the pioneering Channel Satellite Numérique with which it competes. TPS initiated their emissions in December of 1996. Part of their channels is also offered in option for the subscribers to the cable. It has a channel premium, TPS Star. The supply of TPS gives access more than 200 interactive chains and services. It emits his programming codified through satellite Hot IBRD (13º This).