Global OTT revenues to more than double

Monday, June 10th, 2019 
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Global online TV episode and movie revenues will reach $159 billion in 2024; more than double the $68 billion recorded in 2018. About $17 billion will be added in 2019 alone.

SVOD became the largest OTT revenue source in 2014 by overtaking AVOD. SVOD revenues will climb by $51 billion between 2018 and 2024 to take its total to $87 billion.

Global OTT TV & video revenues by source - SVOD, AVOD, Download-to-own (DTO)/Electronic Sell through (EST), Rental - 2018, 2019, 2024
Source: Digital TV Research

Simon Murray, Principal Analyst at Digital TV Research, said: “Despite losing market share to SVOD, there is still plenty of AVOD growth left. AVOD revenues will increase by $34 billion between 2018 and 2024 to take its total to $56 billion. Several high profile AVOD-funded platforms are due to start operations soon.”

From the 138 countries covered in the report, the top five will command 68% of the global revenues by 2024. This proportion is down from 71% in 2018; revealing that the rest of the world will grow at a faster rate. OTT revenues will exceed $1 billion in 18 countries by 2024; up from 10 countries in 2018.

The US will remain the dominant territory by some distance, with its share of global revenues staying just under 40%. Digital TV Research forecasts that revenues in the US will more than double between 2018 and 2024 – adding nearly $34 billion to reach $61 billion.

China will add $15 billion over the same period to reach to $27 billion. The US and China will control 56% of the global total by 2024.

Links: Digital TV Research