airtel Digital TV subscribers pass the 8 million mark

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
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NEW DELHI — Bharti Airtel Limited has released its quarterly report on the results for the fourth quarter and full year ended March 31, 2013.

Digital TV Services

Airtel digital TV has 8.1 million customers on its Direct-To-Home (DTH) platform. We also offer High Definition (HD) Set Top Boxes and Digital TV Recorders with 3D capabilities, delivering superior customer experience. We currently offer a total of 373 channels and services including 15 HD channels and 6 interactive services. We are the first Company in India to provide real-time integration of all the three screens viz. television, mobile and computer enabling our customers to record their favourite TV programs through mobile and web. Recording facility has also been introduced on HD boxes, enabling the customer to record content on a USB drive while watching his favourite channel.

                              Mar 31,  Dec 31,  Q-on-Q  Mar 31,  Y-on-Y
                                 2013     2012  Growth     2012  Growth
                              -------  -------  ------  -------  ------
Customers (000's)               8,100    7,894      3%    7,228     12%
Net additions (000's)             207      439    -53%      159     30%
Monthly Churn (%)                1.1%     1.3%             1.2%