SVOD subscriptions to double to 970 million by 2024

Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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Global SVOD subscriptions to double

The number of gross SVOD subscriptions will increase by 91% – or 462 million – between 2018 and 2024 to reach 970 million. The total will climb by 124 million in 2019 alone.

SVOD subscriber forecasts in 2024 - Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, Apple TV+, China, Others
Source: Digital TV Research

By 2024, Netflix will contribute 23% of the global total, Amazon Prime Video 13%, Disney+ 8% and Apple TV+ 1%. These four companies will control 45% of the global total. This leaves a substantial market for others, including 30% of global subscriptions in China where none of the four global players will operate.

Netflix’s dominance of global SVOD is falling, although the company will add 79 million subs between 2018 and 2024 to take its total to 219 million.

Simon Murray, Principal Analyst at Digital TV Research, said: “This comes despite the onslaught from new global players. We have updated our forecasts based on June 2019 reported figures and the slew of announcements from the newer players.”

Netflix’s revenues will more than double from $15 billion in 2018 to $35 billion in 2024 – up by 134% despite subscriptions only climbing by 57%. Disney+ will generate $7.4 billion by 2024; ahead of Amazon Prime Video with $6.0 billion.