Dish adds 2m for 5m subs

Rose Major

India’s Dish TV has reportedly surpassed 5 million subscribers, growing by over 2 million during the last year.

Figures published by credit Dish TV with 5.07 million subscribers at the end of March, with 113,057 added in the month out of a sector-total of around 550,000.

The platform is targeting 8 million subs by the end of March 2010. That would mean adding another 3 million over the next year, a realistic total after Dish TV doubled its additions over the last 12 months. In its previous fiscal year, Dish TV added around 1 million subs.

Dish TV remains market leader ahead of Tata Sky, whose last reported susbscriber figures topped 3 million, although certain now to be higher. Sun Direct has over 2 million and Big TV over 1 million.