DTH

Q1-2016: Dish Network reports higher revenue despite subscriber decline on higher ARPU

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/dth-images/2016/04/21/cable%20mso%20financial_0.jpg?itok=hvjNuhD8

BENGALURU:  US Pay-TV player Dish Network Corporation (DNC) reported 1.7 percent higher  year-on-year (YoY) total revenue for the quarter ended 31 March, 2016 (Q1-2016, current) at $3,787.24 million as compared to $3,724.23 million in the year ago quarter. Subscriber related revenue increased 2.2 per cent YoY to $3,775.48 million in the current quarter as compared to $3,693.53 million in Q1-2015. The company lost 139,000 Pay-TV subscribers. Its subscriber base in the current year declined 1 per cent to 13.874 million in the current year as compared to 14.013 million in Q1-2015.

The company reported 2.6 per cent growth in average revenue per user (ARPU) in Q1-2016 to $87.94 from $85.73 in the corresponding year ago quarter. DNC says that increase in Pay-TV ARPU was primarily attributable to the DISH branded Pay-TV programming package price increases in February 2016 and 2015. These increases were partially offset by a shift in DISH branded Pay-TV programming package mix, an increase in Sling TV subscribers and a decrease in premium and pay-per-view revenue.  The company says that Sling TV subscribers generally have lower priced programming packages than DISH branded Pay-TV subscribers, and therefore, to the extent  that Sling TV subscribers increase, it has a negative impact on Pay-TV ARPU.

DNC’s subscriber churn declined by a single basis point to 1.63 per cent in the current quarter as compared to 1.64 per cent in Q1-2015. DNC added 657,000 gross subscribers in Q1-2016 as compared to 723,000 subscribers in Q1-2015. The company says that its Pay-TV churn rate continued to be adversely affected by   increased competitive pressures, including aggressive marketing, bundled discount offers combining broadband, video and/or wireless services and other discounted promotional offers, as well as cord cutting.

DNC reported lower subscriber acquisition costs in the current quarter at $648 per subscriber as compared to $667, or a drop of 2.9 per cent or $19 per subscriber. DNC says that this change was primarily attributable to a   decrease in hardware costs per activation. The decrease in hardware costs per activation was driven by a higher percentage of remanufactured receivers being activated on new DISH branded pay-TV subscriber accounts and by a reduction in manufacturing costs related to certain receiver systems

DNC reported 628,000 broadband subscribers in Q1-2016 as compared to 591,000 subscribers in Q1-2015

Net income attributable to DNC increased 10.8 per cent to $389.29 million in the current quarter as compared to $351.49 million in Q1-2015.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/19/vi%20%281%29_0.jpg?itok=K-vo4ugE
Videocon d2h consumer will have a wider choice of Hungama movies, says Dhoot

Videocon d2h has partnered with Hungama Play for its HD smart connect set-top box.

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/17/Arun%20Kapoor.jpg?itok=DQFqcJua
Dish TV expects significant growth from DAS P III & IV markets

MUMBAI: Even as India's consolidating MSOs race ahead to digitise India's cable TV infrastructure -- albeit in fits and starts -- in smaller towns and villages, direct to home platform (DTH) owners expect to capture a slice of the action there. Amongst those who have been pushing in the heartlands...

DTH DTH Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/13/arun%20%281%29.jpg?itok=hg5fy7Ep
Migrate registration to GST regime, DishTV persuades distributors & trade partners

DishTV India Limited has announced that it has become the first DTH Company who has fully migrated to the GST regime in almost all the states of India (except for Himachal Pradesh who have not opened the migration).

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/13/DD_Free_Dish.jpg?itok=WQHIoRah
DD FreeDish poised to increase channel capacity to 250

NEW DELHI: Doordarshan DTH platform FreeDish, which already has a capacity of 124 channels including HD channels, will soon getting approval to increase this capacity to 250 channels over the next two years. The minister of state for information and broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore told the...

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/12/airetee%20%281%29_0.jpg?itok=VEPotRJH
Airtel launches hybrid DTH STB, to have 500+ channels, Netflix & YouTube preloaded

Airtel Digital TV, the DTH arm of Bharti Airtel, launched ‘Internet TV’ – India’s first hybrid STB, powered by Android TV, which brings the best of online content to the TV screen along with a bouquet of over 500 plus satellite TV channels. This marks yet another industry first from Airtel that...

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/11/Satellite_ABS-2.jpg?itok=RECh6VL9
Could India blocking ABS’ FTA TV signals lead to breach of ITU norms?

MUMBAI: Government of India, it seems, could find itself in a Catch-22 situation over a directive to Department of Space (DoS) to block free-to-air channels available in India broadcast through Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS)-2, a foreign `bird’ not licensed to provide KU-band or DTH services in...

DTH DTH Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/10/Airtel-DishTV_DTH.jpg?itok=UGniI_-0
Active DTH subscriber growth subdued in Oct-Dec'16 quarter

BENGALURU: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) numbers for the quarter ended 31 December 2016 (current quarter, Q3-17) reveal that active DTH subscriber growth in India was lowest since the quarter ended June 2015 (Q2-16) at just 1.2 percent or just 7.5 lakh (0.75 million). In the...

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/06/JIO_0.jpg?itok=9qvstfeb
Jio DTH & Airtel 'hybrid' reports gain currency

MUMBAI: Although there is no confirmation, Reliance Jio seems to be gearing up to enter the DTH space in India this month after disrupting the telecom landscape. Jio it seems may not be alone in the new business as Airtel too is reportedly looking to take on Jio's IPTV based DTH with its hybrid DTH...

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/05/rathore%20%281%29.jpg?itok=zkhkIcbB
Block illegal DTH FTA, space dept told

The Department of Space has been asked to block the signals of Asia Broadcast Satellite Free-to-air channels which is beaming in India without the permission of the Ministry.

DTH DTH Operator

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories