May 6, 2015This continues our report form 5/4 about the fifth annual BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL this past Saturday.This was a very well organized and executed event. Lots of vendors, good food, very good music, the weather was wonderful and a good time was has by all.On the stage is JAM PAK BLUES’N GRASS NEIGHBORHOOD BAND, a terrific group of youngsters. They have been part of this festival here at Arcosanti since its beginning and delight the audience every year.[photos by Colleen Connery]NEAMIAHCISCO AND THE RACECARSGREENWOOD SIDEEThe event was organized by the AZ Highway 69 Chamber of Commerce.A special Thank You goes to Chamber President Ben Satran, who cast the original vision for this event and has supported this festival since its inception.
Belgacom added 39,000 TV subscriptions in the third quarter, taking its total TV customer base to 1.34 million.The Belgian telco sold subscriptions to 32,000 new households during the three months to September, and additionally sold 7,000 second-stream subscriptions to existing subscribers.Belgacom added 12,000 fixed internet lines in the quarter, taking its internet base to 1.626 million. It added 37,000 multi-play packs to its existing total, taking multi-play packs to 1.214 million.Success in TV and broadband helped mitigate what Belgacom described as “contained” fixed-line erosion and a decline in pre-paid mobile cards.Belgacom revised its full-year guidance upwards. It now expects full-year revenue to grow by 1%, with EBITDA decline limited to between 4% and 5%.Consumer revenues for the third quarter amounted to €587 million, up 2.8% year-on-year. Revenues directly attributed to TV amounted to €61 million, up 18.9%. TV ARPU was €18.10, up 1.5%.
Pay TV continued to pay dividends for Telekom Austria in the second quarter, with solid subscriber growth.Telekom Austria had 276,200 pay TV customers in Austria at the end of the second quarter, up 6.6% year-on-year. Fixed broadband customers grew 3.1% to 1,468,800. TV and broadband revenues partly offset declining voice revenues, boosted by the launch of new converged offerings.In Bulgaria, Telekom Austria had 470,900 pay TV customers following its acquisition of cable operator Blizoo, up from 466,600 for the quarter to March and up from 124,100 held a year previously by local subsidiary Mobiltel, prior to the acquisition. Bulgarian fixed broadband customers grew by 176.8% year-on-year to reach 422,600. Fixed line revenues helped slow down an overall decline in revenues due to macroeconomic problems.In Croatia, Telekom Austria subsidiary Vipnet’s pay TV base grew by 12.9% year-on-year to reach 196,900, boosted by the acquisition of cable operator CATV-047, while fixed broadband customers grew by 42.6% to reach 220,300.In Macedonia, Telekom Austria’s local subsidiary’s pay TV base grew by 58% to reach 124,600, while broadband customer grew by 61.4% to reach 99,900. In Slovenia, pay TV subscribers reached 48,200.