MRG Report Shows IPTV Growth Outpacing Cable and Satellite TV

Monday, February 27th, 2012
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — The new IPTV forecast from MRG, Inc. indicates that the number of global IPTV subscribers will grow from 53 million in 2011 to 105.1 million in 2015, a CAGR of 18.7%.

The service revenue for the global IPTV market was US$21.8 billion in 2011 and is projected to grow to US$45.3 billion in 2015, a CAGR of 20%. By 2015, Europe and North America will continue to generate a larger share of the global revenue. New and innovative services of key Operators described in the report reveal that IPTV Operators are aggressively developing these new services to compete with other local Pay-TV Operators.

“In recent quarters, IPTV Operators have seen their subscriber growth outpace that of their Cable and Satellite TV rivals,” says Jose Alvear, IPTV Analyst for MRG, Inc. “IPTV Operators are expanding their TV offerings by aggressively adding HD, multiscreen and multiview services, and hybrid services like OTT video linked with Digital Terrestrial or Satellite video services.” Increasingly, IPTV Providers are moving away from pure-play IPTV services and are adding new ways to deliver content to their customers.

“Although certain regions and countries have seen very good IPTV subscriber growth, areas like Latin America, and Southeast Asia still have not gotten off the ground with IPTV,” says Alvear. “As such, IPTV growth will likely be quick once government and regulatory issues have been dealt with.”

The IPTV ecosystem breaks into nine industry segments: DSL Subscribers, IPTV Subscribers, Access Systems, Video Headend Encoder Systems, Video-on-Demand Server Software Licenses, Set-top Boxes, Middleware Licenses, Content Protection/Digital Rights Management (CP/DRM) Licenses and System Integration and Professional Services.

Each market segment is split into four regions around the world: Europe, Asia, North America and Rest of World, based on over 930 Service Providers (Operators) worldwide offering IPTV services. The number of Operators has increased since the last report, since more of them have launched services in the last 12 months or announced new trials. This data is refreshed continuously to ensure maximum currency.

More details about this 129-page report IPTV Global Forecast: 2011 to 2015 are available at Or, contact Rob Smith at MRG,, or, telephone 1-408-453-5553 (San Jose, CA, USA). This report is free to subscribers of the IPTV Tracking Service. Consult MRG for pricing of a Departmental or Corporate License or for the IPTV Tracking Service.