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Airtel adds 455,000 subs

February 9, 2012

By Chris Forrester

India’s Bharti Airtel digital TV business added 455,000 new subscribers during its Q3 period (to December 31st). However, investment-based losses continued.

Airtel DTH suffered an increased net loss of Indian Rupees 1.96 billion ($40m), up on Q2’s IR1.8 billion. Airtel’s DTH total revenue for the quarter grew to IR3.3 billion (from IR2.38 billion in Q2).

Airtel Digital now has a 7.1 million subscribers despite being a late entrant into television. Market leader Dish TV has 9.5 million subscribers (as at December 31st).

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