Global IPTV subscriptions expected to triple
A new report from Digital TV Research assessed the growth will be driven by China, which will see a amazing increase from the present 14 million to some 77 million in 2017, representing 47% of the global market.
Simon Murray, report author, supposed: “Some may be surprised to see the United States in second place by 2017 with 14.4 million subscriptions. US telecoms are aggressively marketing their IPTV products, with both Fios and U-Verse appearing in the top 10 pay TV operators.”
Of the 114 million subscribers to be added between 2011 and 2017, some 86 million will be from the Asia-Pacific region – or three-quarters of the new subscribers. India will be supplying 7.2 million more IPTV subscribers, up from a very low base at end-2011.