Dish TV India adds 204,000 subscribers in 4Q 2016

Monday, January 30th, 2017 
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204 thousand net subscriber additions during the quarter. Closing net subscriber base of 15.3 million

NOIDA, India — Dish TV India Limited (Dishtv) (BSE: 532839, NSE: DISHTV) today reported third quarter fiscal 2017 consolidated subscription revenues of Rs. 6,921 million, up 3.3% Y-o-Y and operating revenues of Rs. 7,480 million, up 2.4% Y-o-Y.

India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) announced on 22 December, 2016, that it was pushing forward the mandatory digitization Phase 3 date to 31 January 2017 and Phase 4 date to 31 March 2017. Dish TV on its part continued to seed set-top-boxes in both Phase 3 and 4 markets, the largest of the four digitization phases, steadily during the quarter.

Work continued on the Dish TV-Videocon d2h proposed merger as well with necessary applications being filed during the quarter with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the Stock Exchanges for obtaining their approval.