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Reliance Digital TV’s subscriber base stuck at 5 mn

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Reliance Digital TV has not seen any increase or fall in subscribers in Q3; its subscriber base has remained stuck at 5 mn for the fourth straight quarter.

Tata Sky issues notice to discontinue 29 channels for breach of contract

Tata Sky has expressed intent to discontinue 29 TV channels for breach of contract. Through a public notice, it stated that these channels will be discontinued after three weeks.

DD Freedish earns Rs 65.5 cr from slot auction, FY17 revenue @ Rs 250 cr

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Freedish has mopped up Rs 65.5 cr from the sale of 10 slots. The highest bid was for Rs 7.3 cr. With this, the revenue of Doordarshan’s DTH platform stands at Rs 250 cr this fiscal. The 10 channels that won slots include Sony Pal, Rishtey, Manoranjan Movies, MTV Beats, Dhamaal, Mubu, Star Utsav Movies, ETV UP, ETV Rajasthan and Movie House.

Dish TV expands sports channel offering with addition of DSports

Dish TV adds newly launched sports channel DSports from the house of Discovery. With this, Dish TV now offers 13 sports channels in SD.

Tata Sky turns around, posts Rs 80 cr net profit in FY16

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Tata Sky posts profit of Rs 80.08 crore in FY16 compared to net loss of Rs 267.27 crore a year ago. Revenue climbs 20% to Rs 4,490.96 crore. Profit before depreciation, finance costs, tax and prior period items jumps 19.4% to Rs 1,106.35 crore.

Tata Sky gets Prime Focus to create subscriber communications

Prime Focus Technologies inks deal with Tata Sky to create exclusive subscriber communications for DTH firm’s value-added services.

DD to roll out encrypted STBs for Freedish in April

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“We will roll out encrypted STBs in April. The OEMs are under evaluation,” DD director general Supriya Sahu said.

DD hikes reserve price of Freedish slot to Rs 4.8 cr

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Doordarshan hikes reserve price for slots on its DTH platform Freedish to Rs 4.8 cr from Rs 4.3 cr. Earns highest in earlier slot auction.

Videocon d2h adds 0.25 mn subs in Q3, EBITDA up 33%

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Videocon d2h has seen net subscriber growth on a QoQ basis despite moderation due to demonetisation of high-value currency notes while remaining profitable at the net level in Q3.

Airtel Digital TV sees slowest subs growth in last 5 quarters; EBITDA stays flat

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Demonetisation has impacted Airtel Digital TV. Q3 has seen slowest subs addition in last five quarters. EBITDA is flat at Rs 302.6 cr compared to Rs 303 cr in Q2.