Cable TV

Indian pay-TV expanding by 10.6 pc, 77 pc to be digitised, ARPUs to rise by '22: MPA

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/22/Mihir_Shah.jpg?itok=ZMuuBph4

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

Indian pay-TV revenue, according to the new Media Partners Asia (MPA) report, is set to expand by 10.6 per cent this year. The annual 'Asia Pacific Pay-TV Distribution 2017' report covering 17 markets includes analysis of 80 pay-TV and broadband operators with KPIs and P&L.

Pay-TV industry revenues in India are on track to pass the US$-10 billion mark this year, MPA states. Industry revenues are set to expand by 10.6 per cent this year, picking up the pace again after a 6.3 per cent growth rate in 2016.

Cable, the dominant platform in Indian pay-TV with 59 per cent of subscription revenue and 67 per cent of subscribers, will expand by 7.0 per cent this year to exceed US$ 3.6 billion, according to MPA forecasts. Revenues for DTH satellite meanwhile will grow by 13.6 per cent to reach approximately US$ 2.6 billion. Pay-TV advertising, meanwhile, is set to contribute just over US $3.8 billion.

Media Partners Asia president - India Mihir Shah said: “India’s pay-TV market has been shaken and stirred by macro-economic developments, from demonetisation to tax reform, as well as structural shifts in the marketplace, notably TV ratings for rural areas as well as proposals for a new tariff regime from the regulator. That said, the market continues to offer scale and opportunities for monetisation. India’s pay-TV industry will add five million net new customers this year, lifting the base to 155 million homes. By 2022, this base will have grown to 173 million homes."

“Although average revenue per user or ARPU is relatively low at US$ 3.4, this will rise to US$ 3.8 by 2022,” Shah added.

“Digitalisation offers a major opportunity, not only to incumbent cable and DTH operators, but also to new platforms such as DD FreeDish. By the end of this year, there will still be 44 million analogue cable homes in India that need to be upgraded to digital networks. We expect 77 per cent of India’s pay-TV base to be digitalised by 2022. On-ground enforcement of the government’s cable digitalisation programme, together with more foreign direct investment as well as healthy primary and secondary capital markets, will also help drive digital subscriber growth.”

India’s pay-TV market is poised to be the fastest growing in Asia Pacific over the next five years, as revenues increase by a 7.1 per cent annual growth rate between 2017 and 2022, according to MPA forecasts. Analysts projected pay-TV industry revenues in India to pass the US$ 14-billion mark in 2022.

Revenue from pay-TV advertising will grow by a 10.5 per cent annual growth rate over this time-frame, increasing its share of the pay-TV pie from 38 per cent in 2017 to 45 per cent in 2022. Pay-TV subscription revenue will grow by a 4.8 per cent annual growth rate, with its share of the pie set to fall from 62 per cent in 2017 to 55 per cent in 2022.

India is the second largest pay-TV market in Asia-Pacific, after China, which is expected to generate US$ 21.0 billion in revenue this year, according to MPA. Japan, a US$ 6.5 billion pay-TV market, is third. Korea sits in the fourth place, at US$ 5.5 billion, while Australia lies fifth at US$ 2.8 billion.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/18/brdss.jpg?itok=H0CHPDjq
BRDS Digital Cable TV & Broadband Services celebrates 25 Years of Cable TV Entertainment Service!

Entertainment is the art of instilling happiness away from the reality of lives. Having served as a medium of entertainment since its inception, Bhima Riddhi Digital Services (BRDS), now Metrocast Network India Pvt. Ltd., is celebrating 25 successful years of providing cable TV entertainment. What...

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/16/cable.jpg?itok=sBfryZqA
Cable operators seek discounted tariffs from pay channels

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Cable Operators' Foundation (MCOF) has requested Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) to urge its members – the pay channels – to offer discounted pay tariffs, if not waiving them altogether, for a period of four months from 20 April to 20 August. The MCOF has primarily cited...

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/11/q.jpg?itok=THMac0cF
We are not a cable TV company but a digital services provider: IMCL’s Vynsley Fernandes

MUMBAI: Innovation is the key to sustain any business. With newer entrants capturing market share, emerging alternatives to traditional TV, the cable operators in the country have focused on creating a diverse portfolio of services. IndusInd Media and Communications Ltd. (IMCL) CEO Vynsley...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/05/tal.jpg?itok=IIDiXBU_
ZEEL lauds DPOs, urges online payment mechanisms via multilingual campaigns

In these difficult times caused by the Covid2019 pandemic, entertainment and information keep floating into our television sets despite the shelter-in-place mandate. Although the TV viewership growth slowed down in the sixth week of the Covid2019 disruption, it is evident that audiences across...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/05/01/mcof.jpg?itok=HhDs6hvI
MCOF seeks government relief for last-mile cable operators

In the wake of the Covid2019 crisis, Maharashtra Cable Operators Foundation (MCOF) has written a letter to the union minister of information and broadcasting Prakash Javadekar submitting its propositions for long-term relief and transformation of the last-mile cable operators. 

Cable TV Multi System Operators
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/04/24/hat.jpg?itok=v2wSEeq6
Cable business drives Hathway’s return to profitability

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited-owned Indian multi-system operator and internet services provider Hathway Cable and Datacom Limited (Hathway) reported consolidated profit after tax (PAT) of Rs 105.47 crore for the year ended 31 March 2020.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/04/22/gtpl.jpg?itok=c1XcNvA-
GTPL Hathway reports cable and internet subscribers, profit growth for FY 2019-20

BENGALURU: Indian cable and internet services major GTPL Hathway Ltd (GTPL) reported profit after tax (PAT) for the year ended 31 March 2020 (FY 2020, year under review) at Rs 87.72 crore which was more than triple the PAT of Rs 25.08 crore for the previous fiscal (FY 2019). However, the company...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/04/22/den.jpg?itok=qwo90vPH
Den Networks turns around biz, reports consolidated PAT of Rs 22.52 crore

Major multi system operator (MSO) Den Networks  reported a consolidated profit after tax of Rs 22.52 crore in the fourth quarter ending 31 March 2020. The MSO reported consolidated net loss of Rs 212.82 crore in the corresponding period of previous fiscal.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/04/09/tv.jpg?itok=dHEYz9_H

Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash

Cable subscription collection sees 80% drop due to COVID-19

Cable operators have been facing problems in the collection of subscription fees since the third week of March as restrictions on social distancing started. Moreover, the countrywide lockdown has caused them more distress.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required