Cable TV

Den Network's profit run continues in FY-2014; topline rises

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/cable_tv_images/2014/05/31/DEN_Networks.jpg?itok=EoU6BjCj

BENGALURU: At a time when most companies involved in carrying television signals from the broadcaster to the consumer via cable have reported losses and are complaining about poor collections, Den Networks Ltd  (Den Networks) has reported profits, albeit slightly lower by 3.6 per cent as compared to last fiscal's.

The company's assets and liabilities show that its trade receivables in FY-2014 has gone up by 20.4 per cent to Rs 391.92 crore (35.1 per cent of Operating Revenue of Op Rev) as compared to the Rs 325.62 crore (35.6 per cent of Op Rev) in FY-2013 as is obvious, in terms of percentage of Operating revenue vis-a-vis the previous year, the percentage of trade receivables has dropped fractionally.

Den Networks reported a PAT of Rs 75.14 crore (6.7 per cent of Op Rev) for FY-2014, as compared to the PAT of Rs 77.94 crore (8.5 per cent of Op Rev) in FY-2014. In Q4-2014, the company reported a PAT of Rs 15.21 crore (5.04 per cent of Op Rev), lower by 5.4 per cent than the Rs 16.08 crore (5.9 per cent of Op Rev) during the immediate trailing quarter and 41.7 per cent lower than the Rs 26.08 crore (9.61 per cent of Op Rev) in Q4-2014.

On the topline front, Den Networks has crossed the Rs 1000 crore operating revenue mark in FY-2014. The company reported Op Rev of Rs 1116.69 crore which was 22.2 per cent more than the Rs 914.05 crore last fiscal. Op Rev for Q4-2014 at Rs 301.86 crore was 10 per cent more than the Rs 274.46 crore in Q3-2014 and 11.2 per cent more than the Rs 271.43 crore in the year ago quarter Q3-2013.

Here’s what the company has to say in its investor update:

The company’s income from operations in Q4-2014 at Rs 930.43 crore can be broken in to streams –Rs 281.69 crore from its cable business and Rs 648.65 crore from its distribution business. After cost of distribution rights of Rs 633.57 crore, net revenue from the segment along with other income is Rs 17.44 crore, while the net revenue from the cable including other income is Rs 308.23 crore. The cable business has shown a positive result before tax of Rs 11.78 crore, while its distribution business a negative result or loss of Rs 4.6 crore.

Consolidated Full Year EBITDA for FY-2014 was Rs 367.71 crore, a 52 per cent jump from Rs 242.70 crore in FY-2013. The Company says that it has incurred expenses of Rs 15 crore (approx) towards broadband and DAS Phase III and IV cities in this year, which have been considered in the EBITDA.

Full Year EBITDA for FY-2014 Rs 357.51 crore, a 54 per cent jump from Rs 231.72 crore in FY-2013 EBITDA margins stood at 32.1 per cent.

Subscribers and Set Top Box Deployment

In Q4-2014, Den Networks claims to have deployed 450,000 set top boxes.  It says that it now has digitised approximately 6.1 million homes of its total subscriber base of 13 million homes. The company says that it has an estimated analog base of 7 million homes in its Phase III and IV markets. It confirms that it is well capitalised to meet the deployment requirements of its existing analog subscriber base in these cities. 

Click here to read the full report

Click here for investor update

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/07/court.jpg?itok=VGZT1e9Z
MSOs move Madras HC seeking relief on inter-connect pacts

MUMBAI: The All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) had filed a petition in the Madras High Court few days back pleading a directive to broadcasters to maintain a status quo on renegotiating agreements between TV channels and MSOs till a final judicial call was taken on TRAI’s new tariff regime...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/04/rajesh_0.jpg?itok=MdmBXAkK
Siti bullish on broadband: Rajesh Sethi

Mumbai: Despite uncertainty in many quarters, these are interesting times for people following the multi-system operator (MSO) industry. Recently, Siti Networks Ltd (Siti) released its Q2 and H1 results for 2017-18, reigniting the hope for growth in the industry. Announcing growth in operating...

Cable TV People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/30/louis.jpg?itok=BK_0OU5t
Louis Boswell appointed CASBAA CEO

CASBAA Association has appointed Louis Boswell, senior media and digital business leader in Asia, as the chief executive officer (CEO). Boswell will begin his tenure on 1 January 2018, succeeding outgoing CEO Christopher Slaughter.

Cable TV People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/28/Bibhu%20Prasad%20Rath.jpg?itok=ibHBXDgS
Multiple challenges weaken Ortel numbers in second quarter

Hit by multiple challenges, Indian regional multi-system operator (MSO) reported lower numbers and posted a net loss – the second one this fiscal- for the quarter ended 30 September 2017 (Q2-18, quarter under review). The company expects stabilization of business to happen one year down the line...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/20/comcast.jpg?itok=83-etJml
Now, Comcast in talks to buy 21st Century Fox

According to several reports, 21st Century Fox is on the block and Philadelphia-based cable TV conglomerate Comcast is interested. Comcast has approached Fox about acquiring most of the company. Reportedly, Verizon, the biggest wireless carrier in the US, has also thrown its hat into the ring....

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/13/casbaa.jpg?itok=INiAN1Jy
CASBAA elects new board directors

The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) has announced the election of several new directors to its board, and the return of a number of long-serving directors.

Cable TV People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/13/cable%20800x800.jpg?itok=2G-o8INC
Workshop to train manpower in cable TV distribution

NEW DELHI: A workshop is being held on 27 November to deliberate on the importance of skilling, certification and accreditation of the manpower deployed in cable TV distribution.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/10/Den-Networks_SN-Sharma.jpg?itok=xOHtVNMk
Higher subscription & activation lead Den's turnaround in Q2

BENGALURU: Indian multi system operator (MSO) Den Network (Den) reported growth in operating revenue, operating profit (EBIDTA) and profit after tax (PAT) for the quarter ended 30 September 2017 (Q2-18, current quarter) as compared to the corresponding year ago quarter. In Q2-17 (the corresponding...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/07/cable.jpg?itok=GZ9jF8MX
GTPL reports higher numbers for second quarter

Indian multi system operator (MSO) and broadband internet services (broadband) provider GTPL Hathway Limited (GTPL) has reported a year-over-year (y-o-y) growth in standalone as well subsidiary companies’ operating profits and net profits for the quarter ended 30 September 2017 (Q2-18, current...

Cable TV Multi System Operators

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories