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DTH

Airtel Digital TV turns EBIT positive in FY16; Q4 sees highest subs adds in 20 quarters

Airtel Digital TV has achieved two milestones. The company has turned EBIT positive on full-fiscal basis and its net subscriber addition in Q4 of FY16 has been the highest in the last 20 quarters.

Airtel Digital TV adds 530,000 subs in Q3, EBITDA at Rs 247 cr

Airtel Digital TV adds 530,000 net subscribers, its highest in the last 18 quarters. ARPU sees modest increase to Rs 229 due to higher HD penetration and upselling of packs. EBITDA grows 45% YoY and 5.59% QoQ.

Videocon d2h narrows Q3 net loss, adds 0.43 net subs

Videocon d2h has narrowed its net loss in Q3 to Rs 22 cr, a 72.4% improvement over the earlier year. Adjusted EBITDA grew 42.2% to Rs 201 cr. ARPU grew 8.2% YoY to Rs 211.

Dish TV adds 338,000 net subs, Q2 EBITDA at Rs 255 cr

Dish TV has seen strong subscriber growth in Q2 while content cost has dropped and there has been an expansion in operating margins.

Dish TV reports highest Q1 subscriber additions in 3 years, net at Rs 54.2 cr

Dish TV has reported its highest ever first-quarter subscriber additions over the last three years and is well on its target of achieving 1.5–1.7 mn net additions during the fiscal. ARPU is expected to grow 6% in FY16, mainly driven by a price increase before the festive season.

Dish TV is first Indian DTH firm to turn profitable at net level

After a decade of operations, Dish TV has turned profitable at the net level for the fiscal. It has 12.9 mn net subscribers. Carriage rev is Rs 81 crore in FY15. Content cost grew 2.87%.

Airtel Digital TV adds 1.06 mn subs in FY15, EBITDA sees strong growth

EBITDA is at Rs 675.2 crore compared to Rs 334.7 crore a year ago. ARPU is at Rs 214 while net subscriber base stands at 10.07 mn.

Dish TV’s run to market leadership

Dish TV is India’s first DTH service provider. Despite Rupert Murdoch-controlled News Corp’s several attempts to launch DTH first in the Indian market, regulation and lobbying helped Zee-founder Subhash Chandra to kick-start the service on 2 October 2003 with 47 channels and gain the first mover advantage.