Based on forecasts for 97 countries, global pay TV revenues [subscription fees and on-demand movies and TV episodes] will climb to $203 billion in 2018, up by $19 billion on 2012.
The Dutch FTTH market expanded to 1.45 million homes passed at the end of 2012.
Almost half of Dutch consumers either already have or think they will soon need a broadband connection of 50Mbps or more. This is up from just over a quarter a year ago, according to research by Telecompaper.
Global pay-TV households will reach nearly 1 billion by 2018, up from 772 million in 2012 and 814 million in 2013. According to the Digital TV World Household Forecasts report, the Asia Pacific region will contribute 59% (587 million) of the global total by 2018.
More than four years after the first public announcement of the cable industry’s TV Everywhere initiative, deployment to America’s multichannel TV subscribers remains at less than 50%.
Eurosport, CNN, Sky News and the BBC are among the best performers in a new “digital currency” implemented in this year’s EMS media survey of Europe’s affluent consumers.
The number of digital TV connections in the Netherlands rose 1.7% during the first quarter to 6.478 million homes, according to Telecompaper.