India now has a satellite television provider with approaching 30 million subscribers. Revenues may be relatively low but there is still significant potential for growth. The view that pay television is growing may seem strange to those in the United States but America is an anomaly in many ways. The global number of subscribers rose from around 880 million five years ago to pass a billion last year and is forecast to exceed 1.1 billion in 2020. There will be no newsletter next week as it is a public holiday for some. So the next edition will coincide with the NAB Show in Las Vegas.