New Delhi: According to latest report from TRAI, The total active subscriber base of six private direct-to-home (DTH) operators in India has reached 62.65 million in 2016 from 55.98 a year earlier, representing a 12% rise.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) figures include the number of temporarily suspended subscribers who have been inactive, but for no longer than 120 days.
Dish TV India accounted for 25% of the net active DTH subscribers, followed by Tata Sky with 23%. Airtel Digital TV and Videocon each had 20%, followed by Sun Direct with a 10% share. Reliance Digital TV accounted for just 2% of the sector’s subscribers.
The total DTH subscriber base leapt 14.44% to 97.05 million on 31 December 2016, up from 84.8 million on the previous year.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) granted a total of 899 private satellite TV channels permission to uplink and/or downlink as of the end of 2016, according to TRAI’s Performance Indicator Report.
The number of pay-TV channels broadcasting in the country reached 287 last year, compared with 262 in 2015.