IPTV Providers Are Projected to Take an 18% Share of a $304 Billion Market by 2018

Oyster Bay, New York - 05 Feb 2013

The worldwide Pay-TV market grew at a steady pace in 2012 generating $238 billion by end-of-year, up from $223 billion in 2011, according to ABI Research’s “Pay-TV ARPU and Revenues” Market Data. The global Pay-TV market is expected to generate $304 billion in 2018 with a CAGR of 4%.

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.

Globally, 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% in 2011 to 11.5% in 2012. Cable TV market share dropped to 47% in 2012 from 48.5% in 2011 while satellite TV market share dropped around 1%. “Availability of super-fast broadband networks and bundle offers from telcos over high-speed networks are driving the growth of IPTV adoption. IPTV market share is expected to increase to 18% in 2018, to generate $53 billion in revenue,” according to Jake Saunders, VP and practice director of core forecasting.

“Based on ABI Research’s global Pay-TV market share analysis, satellite giant DirecTV ranks top in terms of Pay-TV service revenue across all platforms. In the global IPTV sector, Verizon is the top ranked IPTV operator with the highest service revenue,” said Khin Sandi Lynn, research analyst.

ABI Research has recently completed a quarterly update of its “Pay-TV ARPU and Revenues” Market Data which provides historical and forecast data for ARPU, and service revenue forecasts for satellite, cable, and telco TV. The study is a part of ABI Research’s Pay TV Database which also includes Market Data and Insights.

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