Service revenue contributions from cable TV are proving mixed.
The Asia-Pacific region saw service revenue growth due to
underlying increase in subscriptions. However, cable TV operators
in North America are experiencing a decline in service revenue
as result of a contracting subscriber base, despite cable
TV innovations such as DVR and HDTV.
IPTV is gaining market share year-over-year while the rest
of the pay-TV platforms are slowly contracting. IPTV service
revenue market share increased from 10 per cent in 2011 to
11.5 per cent in 2012. Cable TV market share dropped to 47
per cent in 2012 from 48.5 per cent in 2011 while satellite
TV market share dropped around one per cent.