GO tv hits its 50,000th subscriber mark
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GO has said that it has just hit the important milestone of 50,000 tv customers. The 50,000th GO tv customer, is Joseph Farrugia from Kalkara has landed himself a GO Box+, the new generation, HD-ready set-top box .
GO said they achieved the 50,000 subscriber mark after barely three years of commencing its commercial operation on the basis of its value-for-money packages, quality service and the company’s sound investment in network infrastructure and expansion. GO’s tv service has certainly proved itself to be immensely popular in the local market and since the inception of GO tv, its customer base has soared beyond all expectations.
At present, customers who switch to GO tv can get a voucher consisting of a €100 discount off an LCD tv starting from 40″ from the exclusive range of LCD tvs available at Forestals. The offer is open to new and existing customers who subscribe to any of GOs tv packages by 31 May 2010 – both days inclusive.
“Thanks to GO’s commitment to continuous upgrades to the infrastructure and enhancements in the variety and choice of programming, now more than ever before, GO tv offers the best value for money service. In terms of content we offer a wide selection of carefully selected top branded local and international channels, based on continuous research and customer feedback. In addition, our commitment is to continuously improve our customer experience, starting from the moment a customer subscribes to our service up to the day-to-day interaction with our staff. The upward trend of GO’s tv customer base is expected to continue on the strength of various factors above all the acquisition of exclusive football broadcast rights to the Barclays Premier League and the Italian Serie A,” said Norbert Prihoda, GO’s Chief Operations Officer.
“The new generation set-top box, GO BOX +, was the first to be launched in Malta back in December 2009. The box, which is HD-ready, is inclusive of a hard disk which allows customers to pause, rewind and record live tv. Recently, GO launched its first HD tv trials in a number of outlets.”
“GO’s HD trial started recently with customers already benefitting from the viewing of HD channels via its network. In the coming months, more customers will be enjoying GO’s HD tv service as the company deploys on a wider scale its Next Generation Network, through which GO’s HD tv service is provided,” he said.
“In view of the added requirements resulting from the transmission of the English Premier League and Italian Serie A, GO is currently upgrading its core tv infrastructure that will allow the simultaneous broadcast of multiple live events, also including football matches from the English and Italian leagues. Upgrade works underway at GO’s tv operations facilities at the Maghtab headend, will include a new playout system.”
GO would like to state that all its customers can watch the FIFA World Cup matches which will be held between 11 June and 11 July in South Africa. All GO customers can watch this event for free via the free-to-air transmissions provided by TVM and other international channels.
Photo from left:Elaine Brincat, GO Retail Area Manager awarding the 50,000 customer, Joseph Farrugia.