Reliance Digital TV subscribers unchanged in 1Q 2013 at 4.6 million

Friday, May 10th, 2013
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MUMBAI — Reliance Communications Limited (RCOM) today announced its consolidated financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Reliance Digital TV

We launched nationwide satellite TV services on 19th August, 2008 under our wholly-owned subsidiary Reliance Big TV Limited. These services are available on the Direct-To-Home (DTH) format to consumers in India.

Our Direct-To-Home (DTH) digital TV Business has moved into its 5th full year of operations. Reliance Digital TV offers a full combo of Standard Definition, High Definition & High Definition-DVR STBs, along with largest channel bouquet. We also introduced a new technology advancement which made us the 1st operator to offer all 260 channels in HD like quality. Reliance offers nationwide Direct-To-Home satellite TV services, employing state-of-the-art MPEG-4 technology.

Reliance Digital TV is available at more than 37,950 outlets across 8,350 towns in the country. The retail and distribution reach, as well as other elements of infrastructure established for our wireless network, have been leveraged to expand our DTH presence. Reliance Digital TV currently has 4.6 million subscribers, with 8% (9% at end-2012) share of the DTH market in India. We launched India’s first High definition cum Advanced Digital Video recorder (HD DVR), offering 200 hrs of recording, trick play functions & universal remote for operating three devices.

During the past 12 months, there has been a significant enhancement in the, already stable product quality. Now our Set Top Box (STB) Failure Rate has gone down to 0.52%, which is amongst the best internationally & by far the best in India.

Reliance Digital TV subscribers (millions):

1Q13  4Q12  3Q12  2Q12  1Q12
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 4.6   4.6   4.5   4.4   4.3