Airtel Digital TV adds 634,000 subscribers in 2Q 2019

Thursday, August 1st, 2019 
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NEW DELHI, India — Bharti Airtel Limited (“Bharti Airtel” or “the Company”) today announced its audited consolidated Ind AS results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Digital TV revenue witnessed a growth of 15.7% Y-o-Y (decline of 25.5% on reported basis due to reporting changes in DTH pursuant to the new tariff order, leading to content cost becoming a pass-through expense) on an underlying basis.

The Company added 634,000 Digital TV customers in the quarter to finish the period with 16.027 million subscribers, up 4.1% on the previous quarter and 9.4% year-on-year.

Operational Performance – India – Digital TV Services

                                 Unit   Jun-19  Mar-19  Dec-18  Sep-18  Jun-18
                                 -----  ------  ------  ------  ------  ------
Digital TV Customers             000's  16,027  15,392  15,001  14,779  14,646
Net additions                    000's     634     391     222     133     479
Average Revenue Per User (ARPU)  Rs        157     233     231     232     229
Average Revenue Per User (ARPU)  US        2.2     3.3     3.2     3.3     3.4 
Monthly Churn                             1.0%    0.8%    1.3%    1.3%    0.7%

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