India’s Reliance DTH adds 100K
May 6, 2014
By Chris Forrester
Reliance Communications added 100,000 net new DTH subscribers during its Q4 period. Reliance Digital TV is the smallest of India’s six DTH broadcasters with around 4.8 million, some 8 per cent of India’s claimed total DTH viewers.
India’s media regulator says the country has almost 63 million “registered” subscribers, but 27.16 million are “inactive” (43.13 percent).
The pervious half-year saw flat subscriber growth, but this latest 100,000 takes the total gain for the year to about 200,000 new subscribers.
Reliance DTH offers 260 channels using MPEG4 technology.