Pay-TV Accounts to Surpass 1 Billion in 2014

Thursday, May 31st, 2012
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CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — Pyramid Research expects that pay TV accounts will surpass the 1 billion mark in 2014 globally, with cable accounting for 58 percent of the total accounts, down from 66 percent in 2011, according to Pyramid Research’s bi-annual Media Forecast released recently. By end-2014, IPTV subscriptions will exceed 100 million, and IPTV over fiber networks is expected to contribute a larger share of the total IPTV subscriptions in 2017.

With telcos and mobile operators increasingly offering TV and video services, Pyramid Research’s Media Forecasts are designed to provide competitive intelligence on the pay-TV and mobile TV dynamics for over 52 countries, including 14 in Asia/Pacific, as well as regionally and globally. The Media Forecasts track demand patterns for free and pay-TV services over terrestrial, satellite and mobile platforms worldwide, providing market share information at both the technology and operator levels, as well as five-year adoption and revenue projections.