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Hathway’s broadband rev stays ahead of cable TV subs income for 2nd straight quarter; 0.4 mn STBS seeded in Q3

For the second quarter in a row, Hathway’s broadband revenue has stayed ahead of its cable TV subscription income. Placement revenue jumped 8% QoQ to Rs 70.4 cr. Pay channel cost remained flat at Rs 104.3 cr.

DEN’s ARPU climbs, broadband biz achieves breakeven in Q3

DEN Networks continued to improve its net realisation from cable TV subscription billing in Q3, operating profit from cable TV saw strong growth and broadband biz achieved break-even for the full quarter.

Ortel’s biz from emerging markets turns EBITDA-positive in Q2

Ortel’s revenue from carriage drops 9% QoQ. Content cost also falls 13.3%. Total subscriber base grows to 804,889.

Hathway Cable & Datacom’s performance in FY16

Hathway Cable & Datacom made strong progress in broadband revenue in FY16 while its cable TV biz was impacted by delay in the implementation of DAS in Phase III and continued challenges in driving up subscription revenue shares from LCOs. Led by STB seeding in Phase III and broadband investment, capex was higher at Rs 11 bn in FY16 versus Rs 4.4 billion a year ago.

Ortel’s Q1 net profit falls amid digitisation

Ortel’s Q1 net profit fell 68.9% to Rs 9 mn compared to Rs 2.8 crore in the preceding quarter. EBITDA excluding other income dipped 20.9% to Rs 13.4 crore.

Hathway adds 2.2 mn STBs in FY16; EBITDA up 52% amid drop in carriage rev

Carriage revenue fell 4% while content cost grew just 1%. Broadband revenue saw significant growth in the fiscal.

Siti Cable’s full-fiscal profitability for first time and other milestones

Siti Cable has turned profitable at the net level for the full fiscal for the first time in its history. It has also reported the highest number of digital customer acquisitions in a year and its footprint is the largest in the country.

DEN Networks’ performance analysis in Q2

DEN’s carriage rev in Q2 fell 6% to Rs 115 cr, from Rs 118 cr in prior quarter. This was due to lower placement fee received from a broadcaster. The other indicators examined are ARPU, content cost, STBs seeded, rev from cable biz and broadband.

NDTV reduces TV biz losses in Q2; bullish on digital, e-commerce

NDTV is focused on diversifying in the digital and e-commerce space even as it tries to turn around news, despite lower ad growth and higher carriage cost.

Driven by healthy addition in RGUs, Ortel paints strong Q2 performance

Odisha’s dominant MSO Ortel has posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 2.8 crore for the quarter ended 30 September; carriage fee has seen 23.8 per cent increase QoQ.