The number of pay-TV subscribers in Latin America is expected to reach 73.7 million at the end of 2017, which represents a rise of 3.4% compared to the year 2016.
Based on 138 countries, Digital TV Research estimated 254 million additional pay-TV subscribers (up by 35%) between 2010 and 2016 to take the global total to 969 million.
Despite adding 120 million subs between 2016 and 2022, subscription and PPV revenues for 522 operators will remain flat at around $185 billion. From this total, the Global Pay TV Operator Forecasts report estimates 30 pay-TV operators earned more than $1 billion in 2016.
The largest pay-TV providers in the US, representing about 95% of the market, lost about 410,000 net video subscribers in 1Q 2017, compared to a gain of about 10,000 subscribers in 1Q 2016.
Digital TV Research forecasts 134 million additional pay-TV subscribers between 2016 and 2022 to take the total 1.09 billion. Based on forecasts for 138 countries, the number of pay-TV subscribers will pass the 1 billion mark in early 2018.
More than half of cord cutters cancelled their legacy pay-TV service in the two calendar years of 2015 and 2016, according to The Diffusion Group (TDG).
Telefónica saw its pay-TV subscriber total in its home market Spain fall by 3% in the year to March 31, when it stood at 3,615,000.
Global spending on consumer video media services will total $314 billion in 2017, a 4.2% increase from 2016, according to Gartner.
Global pay TV revenues will peak in 2017 at $202 billion. However, no rapid decline will take place after 2017 as revenues will still be as high as $200 billion in 2022.
59% of pay-TV subscribers in US broadband households are bothered by the fact that advertisers use their personal viewing data to push personalized ads to them, according to Parks Associates.