Foxtel has reported Subscription Video revenues of $477 million in the quarter to March 2023 decreased $17 million, or 3%, compared with the prior year, due to a $28 million, or 5%, negative impact from foreign currency fluctuations. Adjusted Revenues of $505 million increased 2% compared to the prior year. Higher revenues from Kayo and BINGE, driven by increases in both volume and pricing, were partially offset by the impact from fewer residential broadcast subscribers. Foxtel Group streaming subscription revenues represented approximately 26% of total circulation and subscription revenues in the quarter, as compared to 20% in the prior year.
As of March 31, 2023, Foxtel’s total closing paid subscribers were over 4.5 million, a 6% increase compared to the prior year, primarily due to the growth in streaming subscribers driven by BINGE and Kayo, partially offset by lower residential broadcast and commercial subscribers. Broadcast subscriber churn in the quarter improved to 12.3%, the lowest level since Fiscal 2016, from 14.3% in the prior year. Broadcast ARPU for the quarter increased 2% year-over-year to A$84 (US$57).
Segment EBITDA in the quarter decreased $11 million, or 14%, compared with the prior year, reflecting a $4 million, or 5%, negative impact from foreign currency fluctuations. The decline was primarily due to higher sports programming rights costs, driven mainly by contractual increases across AFL, NRL and Cricket Australia, partially offset by lower marketing spend for Kayo and BINGE and lower transmission costs. Adjusted Segment EBITDA decreased 9%.