The uptake of subscription video on demand (SVoD) services in China will rise to 28.3 million users and generate over $1.2 billion in 2016, accounting for 6 percent of overall pay-TV revenue. This development goes hand in hand with FTTH/B connections nearly doubling from 66 million in 2014 to 117 million in 2016.
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The ten leading pay-TV operators in the United States collectively lost 20,600 subscribers in the last quarter of 2014. Cable TV operators collectively lost over 800,000 digital television subscribers in all of 2014. While overall television subscriber numbers in America remain flat.
The increased adoption of IPTV in the Asia-Pacific region has resulted in significant growth of the Global IPTV Market, leading to a projected CAGR of 20.32 percent from 2014 to 2019, says research firm TechNavio. IPTV operators in the APAC region are focused on increasing their customer base and revenue through promotional campaigns and providing services with low installation costs.
Looking back, last year was a period of great change and disruption for some of the legacy video entertainment market leaders across the globe. As an example, the overall worldwide pay-TV market is expected to have grown by just 5 percent in 2014 — surpassing 924.4 million subscribers.
U.S. TV viewers have a high interest in access to premium channels online without having a pay-TV subscription to that network through a cable or satellite provider. Fully 64% of survey respondents were interested, with about one-third of that group “very” interested.
As more over-the-top (OTT) video is consumed by Americans in their homes, this trend has created a positive upside for certain types of consumer electronics — in particular, streaming media players. Moreover, low-cost on-demand access to video entertainment has disrupted the legacy pay-TV industry.
For the 51 countries covered in the latest worldwide market study by Digital TV Research, the gross number of overall viewers will climb from 5.60 billion in 2010 to 11.32 billion by 2020.