Airtel Digital TV and DishTV publish their Q2 2014-15 revenues

Airtel and DishTV have published their Q2 2014-15 ending 30th September results and the results are a mixed bag. The television and broadcasting sector is undergoing a change so things might just improve in future. Here’s what the results are:



  • Airtel’s total revenue was Rs. 626.3 crore. Its earnings before interest and taxes stand at a loss of Rs 67.7 crores which is not really a good sign.
  • It added 1,51,000 customers in the quarter which is a sign of good things to come.
  • Its average revenue per user was Rs 220 which is pretty less considering the fact that cable operators charge anything between Rs 250-400 these days. And Airtel has to spend heavily on services so it suffers in that regard when it comes to monetisation.
  • Its monthly churn rate (customers who left compared to the total) increased to 1.1 percent which is another issue for it.


  • It has reported a revenue of 616.8 crores but had a stand alone loss of Rs 15.1 crores.
  • It added 3,78,000 subscribers during the quarter which is pretty impressive.
  • Its earning before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of assets stood at 162.3 crores. It hasn’t revealed the complete details but has stated that EBITDA margin was 24.1 percent (it is basically EBITDA/Revenue).
  • Its average revenue per unit is again on the lower side of things and it stood at Rs 172 and it needs to work on this aspect.
  • The churn rate was constant at 0.7 percent which is a decent number.

The digitisation of the nation will bring in major changes and let us see if these reports change as a result of it.

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October 31, 2014 3:38 pm 3:38 PM
I’m using DishTv from last 5 years and haven’t faced any issue on services, Quality and no.of Channels telecasting. I have been activated with 220 sports pack (Initially it was sold at Rs 175 and later they increases to Rs 190, Rs 210 and Rs 220 Resp) which is offering all sports channels at free of cost with 4 free regional ala-carte packs.with the price of Rs 220, I’m getting all the channels which are required for me. I’m happy user of DishTv. I felt, similar channels are costing heavily by other DTH service providers. DishTv is my first DTH… Read more »
October 31, 2014 2:24 pm 2:24 PM

Dish TV says that they are no 1 operator in Asia
However it’s Rev is less than 3rd no operator in India (assuming Tata sky and dish ahead of it) *????

What about other operators