Digital TV added 172,000 net subscribers during the quarter
ended 30 June 2012, representing 8 per cent growth from the
trailing quarter, but monthly churn climbed to 1.7 per cent,
from 1.2 per cent.
company's customer base stood at 7.4 net million customers.
Market leader Dish TV, the first to launch DTH services in
India, has 9.8 million net subscribers while its churn is
1 per cent for the fiscal first quarter (from 1.1 per cent
in exit quarter of FY'12).
Digital TV's ARPU (average revenue per user) stayed flat at
Rs 166, higher than Dish TV's Rs 156 (despite rising from
Rs 151 in trailing quarter).
company's loss before interest and tax jumped 16.49 per cent
to Rs 2.26 billion for the first quarter ended 30 June compared
to a loss of Rs 1.94 billion in the preceding quarter.