India adds 0.96 million active DTH subscribers in 1Q 2017

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India logo

NEW DELHI — The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today has released the “Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report” for the Quarter ending March, 2017. This Report provides a broad perspective of the Telecom Services in India and presents the key parameters and growth trends of the Telecom Services as well as Cable TV, DTH & Radio Broadcasting services in India for the period covering 1st January, 2017 to 31st March, 2017 compiled mainly on the basis of information furnished by the Service Providers.

Satellite TV

Since its introduction in the year 2003, Indian DTH service has displayed a phenomenal growth. DTH has attained net pay active subscriber base of around 63.61 million. As on March, 2017, there are 6 pay DTH service providers. This is besides the viewership of the free DTH services of Doordarshan.

Active DTH subscribers (millions):

End-March   End-June  End-Sept.   End-Dec.
---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
    58.53      60.50      61.90      62.65

End-March  1Q Adds  YoY Adds
---------  -------  --------
    63.61     0.96      5.08