60 million pay TV subscribers added between Q316 and Q317 globally

Jan. 11, 2018

According to recently published Q317 data from Dataxis, 60 million pay TV subscribers have been added since Q316 to the global numbers. Asia-Pacific has the highest number of Pay TV subscribers, accounting for 62% in Q317, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.5% between Q316 and Q317.

The total Pay TV subscribers in Q317 have reached 1,073 million from 1,013 million in Q316, growing at a compound annual growth of 1.2%. Almost 80% of the world subscriber base is coming from Asia-Pacific and Europe. Africa and the Middle East, though contributing only 3% to the world pay TV total numbers, are among the fastest growing regions, with 2.7% and 2.5%, respectively. North and Latin America have shown flat growth between Q316 and Q317.

Dataxis believes that Linear OTT is showing some traction, growing at a CAGR of 13%, which is highest growth among all the reception types. Linear OTT is most popular in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Africa Middle-East. IPTV is the second highest growing reception type after Linear OTT, at a CAGR of 7%. Most of the IPTV subscribers are coming from Asia-Pacific and Europe.

CATV is showing downward trend in almost all the regions but still contributes more than 50% of the pay TV subscriber base worldwide. DTH and DTT is almost flat in terms of subscriber growth.—Waseem Haider


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