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Videocon d2h adjudged ‘Pay TV Service of the Year’ at Mipcom

MUMBAI: Nasdaq-listed Indian DTH service provider Videocon d2h has been named ‘Pay TV Service of the Year’ at the global television marketplace Mipcom in Cannes.

Videocon d2h was recognised for achievements during the inaugural ‘Content Innovation Awards’ event, organised by Digital TV Europe and its sister trade publication TBI.

Saurabh DhootVideocon d2h executive chairman Saurabh Dhoot said, “As the fastest growing pay TV operator in India and the DTH market leader for the fourth consecutive year in terms of incremental market share, Videocon d2h has worked hard for its success in what can only be described as a strongly competitive marketplace. Our focus of providing superior customer service for each and every single one of our 14 million gross subscribers has served as the foundation for several milestone accomplishments for Videocon d2h, including adding 2.64 million subscribers, growing subscription revenues by 38.3 per cent during the past fiscal year.”

“2015 has certainly been a banner year for Videocon d2h,” added Videocon d2h CEO Anil Khera. “We started the year with the launch of India’s first 4K ultra HD channel in January, became the most valued Indian company to be listed on NASDAQ with our successful IPO with a market cap of US$1.24 billion as of 30 June 2015. Being honoured with ‘Pay TV Service of the Year’ award is a celebration of our customer delight approach.”

Rohit JainVideocind2h deputy CEO Rohit Jain accepted the award on behalf of the company.

Digital TV Europe and TBI’s inaugural Content Innovation Awards celebrate achievements across a wide range of categories—including Channel of the Year, Multiscreen TV, Social TV, Video-on-Demand, MCNs, Best New Channel Launch, Best Series Launch, Technology Innovation, Pay TV Service of the Year and more.

The ‘Pay TV Service of the Year’ award, sponsored by ARRIS Group, recognises the business of aggregating content and selling it for a monthly fee, which is now a multifaceted business spanning content creation, linear channels, on-demand services, interactive content, OTT and TV Everywhere, all delivered via a user experience that is compelling enough to incentivise viewers to continue subscriptions.