Global Pay-TV Subscribers will Reach 1 Billion by 2016
Pay-TV subscribers increased by an average of 10 percent per year between 2005 and 2011 to reach almost 800 million. More than half of subscribers are now in the Asia-Pacific region, with the balance spread evenly between Western Europe, North America, and the rest of the world.
TeleGeography forecasts that the number of global pay-TV subscribers will increase by over 200 million between 2011 and 2016 — to reach a total of 1 billion.
However, that being said, growth is expected to decline to around 4 percent by 2016.