iWorld

Global pay TV subscriber base to surpass 1.1 billion in 2020

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/internet-images/2015/03/25/iworld%20iptv.png?itok=q0g_cgsS

MUMBAI: The worldwide pay TV market grew at a steady rate of four per cent in 2014 to reach 923.5 million subscribers according to a recent study by ABI Research.

“Despite the growth in subscriber base, weak currency exchange rates resulted in a slower increase of pay TV market service revenue. Worldwide the pay TV market generated $257 billion in 2014 and is expected to surpass 1.1 billion subscribers in 2020 with a CAGR 2.7 per cent,” said Core Forecasting VP and practice director Jake Saunders.

Cable and terrestrial TV markets had weaker growth rates in 2014 compared to satellite and IPTV platforms. However, high definition (HD) penetration is increasing across all pay TV platforms because of the increasing number of HD channels added by operators. In 2014, 44 per cent of the worldwide pay TV subscriber base were HD subscribers, with the highest HD penetration in Western Europe and North America. HD penetration is expected to reach 60 per cent of the total pay TV market in 2020.

Pay TV operators are now moving towards 4K or Ultra HD service. In November, US satellite operator DirecTV launched its first 4K programming without any additional monthly charges to subscribers with its HD DVR, Genie and DirecTV 4K Ready television set, which is any of Samsung’s Smart 4K TV models. Online video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon also started to offer 4K content in late 2014. When content availability and 4K TV set adoption increase, 4K services are likely to become a differentiator for pay TV service providers.

In 4Q 2014, US cable operators lost roughly 100,000 subscribers while Comcast gained 7,000 subscribers. The country’s largest satellite TV provider, DirecTV gained 149,000 subscribers in 4Q 2014, which is the highest net addition since 2012.

“As competition in the pay TV market increases, quality of content, innovations, and service pricing are among the important factors for pay TV operators to maintain customer base. ABI Research forecasts that the global pay TV market will generate $313 billion service revenues by 2020,” added industry analyst Khin Sandi Lynn.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/28/Christopher-Slaughter%20%281%29.jpg?itok=zcwI7Bg-
How is OTT redefining media: CASBAA announces summit in Singapore

CASBAA, the Association for digital multichannel TV, content, platforms, advertising and video delivery in Asia, has announced its 4th OTT Summit, Asia’s OTT industry marquee annual event. A series of panels comprising the region’s leading experts will explore in detail how traditional media is...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/28/Aditya_Aima-Minal_Sharma.jpg?itok=F9f9_tYJ
Culture Machine reorganises sales team

MUMBAI: Digital media network Culture Machine has reorganised its sales team. Siddharth Narula, who served as the president – revenue, has been promoted to chief revenue officer. He will overlook the expansion of the firm’s technology sales footprint in international markets, starting with South...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/28/SiddharthaRoy-800x800.jpg?itok=AGO2pG8_
Hungama Play partners UK' ITV Studios, to foray into original content

MUMBAI: Video-on-demand (VOD) player Hungama Play has partnered with ITV Studios, a commercial production company in the United Kingdom. With this association, subscribers can now stream popular titles like Jekyll and Hyde, Mr Selfridge, Jericho, Agatha Christie’s Poirot as well as Beowulf to...

iWorld Video On Demand
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/27/amzaone%20%281%29.jpg?itok=rPJLBlvy
Amazon & Netflix bag maiden Academy Awards

From wrongly naming the winner for the best film to presenters handling wrong cue cards, this year’s 89 Academy Awards did make news but, for several odds. Not only was La La Land named as the winner of for the best film instead of Moonlight but, reportedly presenters were given the wrong cue...

iWorld Video On Demand
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/27/mittal%20%281%29.jpg?itok=uIyWNuJu
Airtel makes roaming data & incoming free

Bharti Airtel, India’s largest telecommunications services provider, today announced radical changes that redefine the value proposition for domestic and international roaming. With this, Airtel mobile customers will be able to carry their numbers across India and the world and stay connected all...

iWorld Telecom
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/27/rock-on%20%281%29.jpg?itok=PP5jeOzQ
Conjuring 2, Fleabag & 'Rock-On 2' digital premiere on Amazon Prime

Are you looking for some adventure filled with comedy and drama? Then, Amazon Prime Video is your place to be! Get ready to relive the ‘magik’ of music with the digital premiere of ‘Rock on 2’.

iWorld Video On Demand
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/27/Telcos.jpg?itok=4hKNfhy2
Telcos may offer multi-play OTT for security, energy & appliance control: Report

MUMBAI: The Smart Home is a growing fifth-play opportunity for operators. The global smart home market is growing exponentially, attracting an array of service providers, including technology giants and startups to major media players, device makers, big-box retailers, home improvement companies,...

iWorld Telecom
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/27/GPS-800x800.jpg?itok=FlPmmJTS
Smartphone chip market to be worth US$ 5bn by '22: Report

MUMBAI: GNSS Chip Market is estimated to be worth US$ 5.22 billion by 2022. Some of the factors driving the growth of the GNSS chip market include the high penetration of electronic, wearable, and connecting devices; increasing demand for accurate and real-time data; rising demand for high-speed...

iWorld Telecom
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/25/Ajit%20Pai.jpg?itok=Cx6Lc99E
Small US broadband businesses relieved from needless regulation, piracy protection mooted

MUMBAI: A government decision in the U.S. reminiscent of India's so-called one-window clearance policy has made life easier for small businesses. The Federal Communications Commission (U.S.) has relieved thousands of smaller broadband providers from onerous reporting obligations stemming from the...

iWorld Broadband

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories