Germany's pay TV revenue exceeds €2 billion in 2013

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 
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According to a new report ‘Pay-TV in Deutschland 2014’ released by Verband Privater Rundfunk und Telemedien (VPRT) representing private broadcasters in Germany, there were 6.4 million pay TV subscribers in Germany at the end of 2013. Adding in Austria and the German-speaking parts of Switzerland takes the total to 7.1 million.

At the end of 2012 Germany had 6.0 million subscribers, giving an increase of 400,000 during 2013.

Pay TV subscribers (millions):

                       2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013
                       ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----
Germany
 Source:ALM*            4.3   4.3   4.8   5.4
 Source VPRT                                    6.0   6.4
German-speaking**
 Source VPRT                                    6.7   7.1

* Germany’s media authorities
** Germany, Austria, parts of Switzerland

Revenue from Pay TV subscriptions and video-on-demand sales was €2.05 billion in Germany in 2013, up from €1.89 billion in 2012. For the German-speaking region as a whole, revenue was €2.20 billion in 2013, up from €2.00 billion in 2012. Revenue stagnated during the 2005-2010 period but more recently has been growing significantly.

Pay TV and SVOD revenue (€ billions):

                       2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013
                       ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----
Germany
 Source:ALM*           0.79  0.89  0.94  1.04  1.09  1.09  1.15  1.07  1.26  1.46
 Source VPRT                                                                       1.89  2.05
German-speaking*
 Source VPRT                                                                       2.00  2.20

* Germany’s media authorities