• Welcome to DreamDTH Forums
    An online community for the television enthusiasts!
    Log in or Register

Dish TV can hope to benefit from rapid digitisation

Not open for further replies.


7 Apr 2011
Reaction score
For the March 2011 quarter, Dish TV, one of the largest and early entrants in the direct-to-home (DTH) industry, reported losses. The company reported a loss of Rs 37 crore in the March 2011 quarter, against a loss of Rs 60 crore in the same period past year.

For the quarter, the company's net sales increased 43% to Rs 432 crore on a year-on-year comparison. For the whole FY11, its performance was negative. The next two quarters would be crucial for the company since it seems certain that it would post positive profit.

The rapid digitisation of the industry is the key factor for the company's future growth. Currently, it is estimated that in each quarter the industry is adding around 2.5 million subscribers. Dish TV itself added more than a million subscribers in the fourth quarter of FY11, taking its subscriber base to 10 million. Being the market leader with nearly one-third market share, the company is set to benefit from this. Besides this, the company is also benefiting from its new offering - HD format (around 36 channels). The contribution of the HD offering in the past few months has increased from less than 1% to around 7% of the company's revenues. The company would benefit immensely, considering the average revenue per user for HD services is more than 400 per month, while for the plain vanilla DTH services it is 150.

In the last few years, the company has changed its business model to fixed-fee model, which will play a key role in improving its profitability, going ahead.

Under this, the company's content cost - the amount DTH companies pay for sourcing the content - has decreased as a percentage of subscription revenues to 39%, from 55% in FY09. As the increasing subscriber base increases revenues, the company's profitability would improve substantially.

In the past one year, the stock of Dish TV India has been on constant investor radar. The company's stock in the past one year has given more than 70% returns, against a meagre 10% of the benchmark Sensex.

This continued interest in the stock is due to increasing digital subscriber base in the past one year. Being the only listed player among the six DTH operators, it would continue to generate increasing investor interest in coming quarters as digitisation gains pace.

Not open for further replies.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Napster Dish TV can hope to benefit from rapid digitisation Digital Cable TV 0
E Whether New Hope tv is available in Dish TV??? Dish TV 1
DishHD Still their is a hope for ESS hd channels on dish tv Dish TV 20
A New Hope for ESSHD on Dish Tru HD Dish TV HD 3
Deep.S Good News "Dish Positive" Re-added on Dish TV Dish TV 0
Deep.S DTH Updates "The Q" LCN changed on Dish TV Dish TV 2
K Seeking Help Exchange d2h to dish tv Dish TV 3
R Please add Zee classic possible as be soon not Lcn 235, please add Zee zabardest possible add be free dish please add dinchaak 2, manoranjand grand d2h (formerly Videocon d2h) 2
R Breaking Dish TV gets in-principle approval for DTH license from I&B Ministry for 20 years Dish TV 0
A Breaking ALJAZEERA international english channel re-added dish tv Dish TV 1
Deep.S Sad News 9 Channels Removed by Dish TV Dish TV 1
Deep.S Good News 9 New Channels added on Dish TV Dish TV 12
S Breaking DD Free Dish LCN Line up w.e.f 01.04.2021 DD Free Dish 9
S Dish Tv picture quality improved! Dish TV 14
A Good News Manoranjan tv lcn changed by dish tv Dish TV 6
A Good News Khushaboo Bangla added dish tv Dish TV 0
Deep.S Good News "Balle Balle" addition on Dish TV Dish TV 1
Deep.S Good News "ND 24" added on Dish TV Dish TV 2
Deep.S Sad News "BOX Cinema" Removed from Dish TV Dish TV 0
Deep.S Good News "Calcutta News" & "CTVN AKD Plus" added on Dish TV Dish TV 0
Deep.S Good News "Maha Punjabi" & "Manoranjan Movies" added on Dish TV from Own TP Dish TV 0
Deep.S Sad News "Aljazeeea" Removed from Dish TV Dish TV 1
Deep.S DTH Updates Dish TV Testing 2 New Channels Dish TV 9
Deep.S Good News "Republic Bangla" added on Dish TV Dish TV 1
Deep.S Good News "Republic Bangla" will be added on Dish TV Dish TV 8

Similar threads

Top Bottom
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock