Cable TV

Q1-17: Siti revenue, EBIDTA up

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/06/tab-slide1.jpg?itok=1W1Ii_rl

BENGALURU: The Dr Subhash Chandra led newly renamed Siti Networks Limited (Siti) formerly known as Siti Cable Network Limited, reported 22.7 percent and 28.7 year-over-year growth in operating revenue and EBIDTA for the quarter ended 30 June 2106 (Q1-17, current quarter). Siti’s revenue in the current quarter was Rs 281.97 crore as compared to Rs 229.72 crore in the corresponding year ago quarter. EBIDTA (including other income) in Q1-17 was Rs 47.41 crore (16.8 percent margin) versus Rs 36.84 crore (16 percent margin). Loss however was higher in Q1-17 at Rs 52.61 crore as opposed to a loss of Rs 36.68 crore in Q1-16.

The company says that its digital subscriber base has grown to 84 lakh during the current quarter from 79 lakh in the immediate trailing quarter. For Q1-16, the company had reported a digital subscriber base of 55.80 lakh. It says that it has expanded its footprint to 387 cities across the country in Q1-17 as compared to 312 cities at the end of the immediate trailing quarter. Broadband subscriber base has increased quarter-over-quarter in Q1-17 to 1.67 lakh from 1.32 lakh in Q4-16. HD Services: Siti says that it has strengthened its SITI HD+ services by expanding its bouquet to 57 HD channels. SITI HD+ customer base increased 65,140, up 29.8 percent over Q4-16 (50,170).

Let us look at the other numbers reported by the company for Q1-17

Subscription revenue in the current quarter increased 8 percent in Q1-17 y-o-y to Rs 139.3 crore from Rs 129 crore. Carriage revenue declined slightly to Rs 72 crore from Rs 79 crore, while activation charges almost tripled (2.93 times) to Rs 36.6 crore from Rs 12.5 crore. Broadband revenue more than doubled in the current quarter to Rs 19.5 crore from Rs 9 crore in Q1-16.

Other Income more than doubled to Rs 4.92 crore in Q1-17 from Rs 2.44 crore in Q1-16.  Finance costs in the current quarter reduced to Rs 29.67 crore from Rs 34.39 crore in the corresponding year ago quarter. Total Expenditure increased to Rs 294.20 crore from Rs 231.16 crore in the corresponding year ago quarter. Employee Benefit Expense increased to Rs 19.12 crore in the current quarter from Rs 13.33 crore in Q1-16.  Carriage sharing, pay channel and related costs in Q1-17 increased to Rs 148.44 crore from Rs 135.70 crore in Q1-16.

Company speak

Siti executive director & CEO, V D Wadhwa said, “We expanded our reach further by branching out to 387 cities in line with our strategy of select market expansion. We have established our broadband presence in Haryana and expect to significantly expand our subscriber base this year.

Recurring cash flows were sluggish due to delays in Phase 3 monetization on account of legal bottlenecks. However, we expect a time bound resolution by the second half of the year and limited long term impact of this issue. We are well prepared for improved monetization of our subscriber base.”

Note: The unit of currency in this report is the Indian rupee - Rs (also conventionally represented by INR). The Indian numbering system or the Vedic numbering system has been used to denote money values. The basic conversion to the international norm would be:

(a) 100,00,000 = 100 lakh = 10,000,000 = 10 million = 1 crore.

(b) 10,000 lakh = 100 crore = 1 arab = 1 billion.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/12/Cable-operators.jpg?itok=kCuuw2o3
Cable operators who worked with Arasu, Sumangali 'blocking' new digital players, plaint lodged

MUMBAI: A district collector in Tamil Nadu has reportedly received a complaint against a cable operators' group that had worked with Arasu Cable for not allowing new digital operators to enter the market.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/09/Anirudhsinh_Jadeja-Rajan_Gupta.jpg?itok=EDQol052
GTPL Hathway share up as FII / FPI limit raised to 49 pc

MUMBAI: The share price of GTPL Hathway, a leading regional multi-system operator (MSO) which offers cable television and broadband services, rose 2.60 per cent to Rs 132 at 11:05am on the BSE after the central bank of India -- RBI -- raised foreign investment limit to 49 per cent from 24 per cent...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/09/mib-800x800.jpg?itok=I1dnQ6IF
MIB tells MSOs: Report on cable ops and subs grievance redressal mechanism

NEW DELHI: All multi-system operators have been asked to send to the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) details of the grievance redressal mechanism drawn up by them to hear complaints of cable operators and subscribers.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/07/Satyanaryan_Jena.jpg?itok=T43x8-dJ
Ortel elevates Satyanaryan Jena as CFO as Manoj Kumar Patra resigns

MUMBAI: Ortel Communication has made an internal promotion as its chief financial officer Manoj Kumar Patra has resigned.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/06/bhibu.jpg?itok=zpw45G07
Lower carriage and internet subs fees pull down Ortel numbers in first quarter

A forty four percent year-on-year (y-o-y) decline in carriage fees and a thirty five percent y-o-y decline in internet subscription fees for the quarter ended 30 June 2017 (Q1-18, current quarter, first quarter of fiscal 2018) resulted in decline of some major numbers for Ortel Communications...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/04/TIME-WARNER-SPECTRUM.jpg?itok=laF3K9DX
Indian subsidiary of Broadsoft blamed in Time Warner Cable data breach (updated)

MUMBAI: Weeks after the 'Game of Thrones' episode leaks admitted by an Indian technology company -- a Star India partner, another data leak is being blamed on the India subsidiary of Broadsoft.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/04/gtpl.jpg?itok=fClLnuxo
GTPL Hathway pockets Rs 480-mn Gujarat govt contracts

MUMBAI: GTPL Broadband Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of GTPL Hathway Limited, has been awarded a work order by Gujarat Informatics Limited an estimated sum of Rs. 290 million for a five-year contract. The scope of the order is for providing Wi-Fi services on Service / Rental Module...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/04/rajesh11.jpg?itok=lCI2pneM
SITI Networks’ transformation begins with slashing of bloated workforce

MUMBAI: The breeze of change is being felt at the Essel Group-owned SITI Networks. Work is on to claw the 13-million subscriber base strong MSO – which has estimated accumulated losses of Rs 650-odd million - back to profitability. And, the Essel group chairman Subhash Chandra is relying on the...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/02/AARSSU_0.jpg?itok=1ocjsI9d
Delayed Arasu DAS starts, 7 mn subs to get 180 channels in Rs 125

NEW DELHI: The Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation (TACTV)’s digital operations  (DAS) were launched on 1 September with the inauguration of upgraded MPEG 4 control room and distribution of free set-top boxes. Around seven million Arasu subscribers will now have access to 180 channels in digital...

Cable TV DAS

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories