Scandinavian streaming music firm Aspiro says its WiMP service now has more than 200,000 subscribers, with half of them having been added since the start o fthis year. The growth is due to launching in Sweden in February, along with continued additions in Norway, and the launch of a WiMP-powered white label service for Portugese operator Portugal Telecom. From this month, Aspiro’s deal with Canal Digital in Norway kicks in, which will see 700,00 pay-TV customers offered WiMP as part of their subscriptions. “We expect a continued very high growth over the summer, as interest is high in general, and as the rollout through Canal Digital progresses,” says Aspiro’s music boss Per Einar Dybvik. The figures were released alongside Aspiro’s latest financial results, which revealed that Aspiro’s music business generated net sales of SEK 17.8 million in Q1 2011 (around $2.8 million), up 158% year-on-year. However, it’s still a loss-making division for Aspiro, with an EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortisation) of -6.8 million SEK (around $1.1 million).

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