Covering 97 countries, the number of pay satellite TV (DBS or DTH) homes will reach 251 million by 2018, up from 178 million at end-2012 and 103 million at end-2008, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
Dutch mobile service revenues contracted 6.7% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2013 to a total EUR1.38 billion.
“Studios are now in a position to go direct-to-consumer with Over-the-Top services. HBO is well placed to seed the UK market,” according to Guy Bisson, director of TV at IHS Electronics & Media.
Worldwide video and television revenues will increase from €392bn in 2012 to €483bn in 2017, according to iDate.
The number of cable broadband connections in the Netherlands has grown by 0.7% during the second quarter of this year to 3.01 million on 30 June, according to Telecompaper’s quarterly report on the Dutch consumer broadband market.
Young people living at home with their parents are, once they move out on their own, more likely to subscribe to an online pay-TV service such as Netflix or Hulu Plus than a legacy pay-TV service such as cable or satellite.
Worldwide digital cable set-top box unit shipments increased by 10% in 2012 and are expected to continue to increase modestly in 2013 with revenues of nearly $20 million.
Amid a plunge in subscribers for cable, and now satellite providers, IPTV was the only segment of the US pay-TV market to achieve growth in the second quarter.
Roku is leading Apple TV in usage for US households, according to a survey by Parks Associates.
Around 10% of Dutch consumers say they will likely subscribe to Netflix when the streaming video services launches later in the quarter, according to Telecompaper.