Dishtv India adds 544 thousand subscribers in 4Q09

Friday, January 22nd, 2010 
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  • Dishtv added 0.55 million new subscribers during the quarter. During the nine month period ended December 2009, 1.4 million new subscribers were added.
  • As on December 31 2009, Dishtv had a gross subscriber base of 6.4 million and net subscriber base of 5.3 million. Churn recorded during the quarter was 0.9 % per month

NOIDA, India — Dish TV India Limited (Dishtv) (NSE: DISHTV EQ, BSE: 532839), India’s No. 1 direct”to”home company today announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 ended 31St December 2009.

With 250 channels & services on its platform Dishtv has the largest content offering as compared to Cable, Digital Cable, IPTV and the offering of any other DTH players. 4 new channels were added on Dishtv’s platform in Q3 FY10, including channels from the general entertainment, regional and news genres.

Dishtv continued to be a market leader with 35 % market share in a 6 player scenario as on 31st December 2009, with sizeable sales and distribution infrastructure of over 800 distributors and 48,000 dealers across 6600 towns – once again, the largest in the category. This reach into far flung markets enables building of a diverse subscriber base across consumer segments, which are supported by its rich content of regional channel offerings.

Subscriber Base (thousands):

                         31-12-09  30-09-09
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Gross Subscriber Base       6,463     5,919
Net Subscriber Base         5,366     4,975
Subscribers Added             544       407

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