India's DTH subscribers passed 60 million in 3Q 2013

Friday, February 14th, 2014
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NEW DELHI — The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released “The Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicators” for the quarter ending September 2013. This Report provides a broad perspective of the Telecom Services and presents the key parameters and growth trends for the Telecom Services as well as Cable TV, DTH & Radio Broadcasting services in India for the period covering July to September, 2013, and is compiled on the basis of information furnished by the Service Providers.

DTH Services

Besides the free DTH service of Doordarshan, there are 6 private DTH licensees, offering their services to the DTH subscribers. As on 30.09.2013, 60.71 million subscribers are registered with these 6 private DTH operators.

DTH Subscribers (millions):

End-March   End-June  End-Sept.   End-Dec.
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    46.25      48.45      50.91      54.52

End-March   End-June  End-Sept.
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    56.50      58.89      60.71

DTH Licensees:
Tata Sky Ltd., Dish TV India Ltd., SUN Direct TV(P) Ltd., Bharti Telemedia Ltd. (Airtel), Reliance Big TV Pvt. Ltd., Bharat Business Channel Ltd.