Cable TV

Siti revenue up across all streams

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2017/05/27/maso.jpg?itok=XmQ0uem0

BENGALURU: Siti Networks Limited (Siti) reported 4.4 percent growth in revenue for the year ended 31 March 2017 (FY-17, current year or fiscal) as compared to the previous fiscal. Consolidated revenue growth was driven by revenue growth in all the streams that contribute to Siti’s numbers. The company in its earnings release says that its broadband internet services revenue doubled to Rs 970 million, Subscription revenues grew 39 percent to Rs 5,690 million and Carriage revenues increased 17 percent to Rs 3,000 million in the current year vis-à-vis the previous year.

Overall, Siti reported consolidated total income of Rs 12,208.01 million and Rs 11,691.56 million in the current and previous years respectively. Operating revenue in FY-17 grew 4.3 percent to Rs11,949.16 million from Rs 11,460.40 million in FY-16.

The company says that it deployed more than 2.1 million set top boxes during the year despite the delay in implementation of phase 3 digitization due to litigation. It says that its digital video base was about 10 million at the exit of March 2017. Siti says that during the year 0.11 million of its customers adopted HD services taking the total HD customer base to 0.16 million by exit FY-17.

Siti has bolstered its local channels content with tie-ups with Eros, Ultra, Cineprime, ADB Mobile and Entertainment and now has a portfolio of 130 plus local channels on a pan-India basis. It is also looking to add 7 to 8 new local channels for its North India viewers under certain genres and languages.

The company says that Siti-Ditto OTT services grew strongly with the addition of 29,000 customers during the quarter - 1 January to 31 March 2017, taking the total customer base to 60,000.

The company’s bottom line however showed some declines. Consolidated loss was higher at Rs 1,792.31 million in the current year as compared to a loss of Rs 412.91 million in the previous year. Consolidated EBIDTA including other revenue in fiscal 2017 at Rs 2,286.94 million (19.1 percent of Total Income) declined 15 percent from Rs 2,690.57 million (23.5 percent of Total Revenue).

Company speak

Siti executive director and CEO V D Wadhwa said: “Our tenacious execution has ensured stellar growth in our video revenue whereas broadband growth is falling short of our expectations. The management is highly committed towards improving monetization and operating profit across all phases, during the current year. We are well positioned to reap the benefits of improved monetization across phases as we simultaneously continue to expand our Broadband reach. The implementation of GST is expected to simplify the collection process, bring in greater transparency and will provide a boost to the growth of the sector.”

Let us look at the other numbers reported by Siti

Consolidated Total Expenditure increased 6.4 percent y-o-y to Rs 13,607.36 million (111.5 percent of Total Income) in FY-17 from Rs 12,054.82 million (103.1 percent of Total Income) in FY-16

Consolidated Employee Benefit Expense increased 32 percent to Rs 832.90 million (6.8 percent of Total Income) in the current quarter from Rs 630.90 million (5.4 percent of Total Income) million in FY-16. 

Consolidated Carriage sharing, pay channel and related costs in FY-17 increased 5 percent to Rs 5,971.33 million (48.9 percent of Total Income) from Rs 5,686.36 million (48.6 percent of Total Income) in the previous year.

Consolidated Finance costs in the current year reduced 8.9 percent to Rs 1274.47 million (10.4 percent of Total Income) from Rs 1,399.29 million (12 percent of Total Income).

Consolidated Other expenses increased 28.4 percent to Rs 2,954.67 million (24.2 percent of Total Income) in FY-17 from Rs 2,302.03 million (19.7 percent of Total Income) in FY-16.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/22/Mihir_Shah.jpg?itok=l_0InXUO
Indian pay-TV expanding by 10.6 pc, 77 pc to be digitised, ARPUs to rise by '22: MPA

MUMBAI: Pay-TV players in Asia-Pacific region are girding up their loins to integrate online video into their service bouquets and recalibrate owing to broadband growth while concentrating and scaling up their investment on premium content as they stare at competition

Cable TV Multi System Operators
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

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories