Reliance Big TV approaching the 5 million subscriber mark

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
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MUMBAI — Reliance Communications Limited (RCom) has announced its consolidated financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.

Reliance Big TV (Direct-To-Home business)

Our Direct-To-Home (DTH) digital TV Business, branded as Reliance Big 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 278 channels in HD like quality. Reliance offers nationwide Direct-To-Home satellite TV services, employing state-of-the-art MPEG4 technology.

Reliance Digital TV is available at over 35,750 outlets across nearly 5,650 cities 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 about 5.0 million subscribers, with 6% 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.

Our Set Top Box (STB) Failure Rate is 0.92%, which is amongst the best internationally & by far the best in India.

                                          2014                    2015
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                          Q1    Q2    Q3    Q4    Q1    Q2    Q3    Q4
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Subscribers (millions)   4.8  4.82  4.82  4.87  4.87  4.87   4.9   5.0
India market share        8%    8%    8%    7%    7%    6%    6%    6%