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Dish TV-Videocon d2h merger date postponed

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MUMBAI: The official date for the amalgamation of Videocon d2h into Dish TV has been moved ahead from the earlier decided 27 December 2017.

In a release to the Bombay Stock Exchange, Dish TV said that the company would be unable to file the relevant intimation forms with the authorities, such as the Registrar of Companies and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, by 27 December. The new date will be notified soon, the release added.

A week ago, Dish TV and Videocon d2h were given the final nod by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to merge and create the world’s second-largest DTH company with 29 million customers. It was in November 2016 that the companies first announced their decision.

The combined entity is expected to provide better after sales, distribution, and technology services.

For the quarter ended 30 September 2017, Videocon d2h posted profit after tax (PAT) of Rs 168 million and an addition of 0.21 million subscribers. Dish TV’s PAT for the quarter was Rs 689 million and its subscriber base increased by 0.188 million.

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