Pay TV revenues for the 20 countries covered in the eighth edition of the Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts report will reach $3.62 billion in 2023 – up by only 7.8% on 2017.
60 million pay-TV subscribers were added to the global total between Q3 16 and Q3 17, according to Dataxis.
The number of pay-TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will increase by 74% between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million.
Covering 138 countries, pay-TV revenues [subscriptions and PPV] and OTT revenues [AVOD, SVOD, TVOD and DTO] combined will reach $283 billion by 2022; up by 18% from $239 billion in 2016, according to the OTT and Pay TV Forecasts report.
Virtual MVPDs are set to disrupt the pay-TV marketplace, with legacy services to lose 26% of subscribers by 2030, according to TDG Research.
Legacy multichannel customer defections accelerated in the quarter ended September 30, 2017, coming in just shy of the 1.2-million mark, according to Kagan.
The largest pay-TV providers in the US (epresenting about 95% of the market) lost about 405,000 net video subscribers in 3Q 2017, compared to a loss of about 250,000 subscribers in 3Q 2016.
Amongst those taking subscription services, pay-TV only subscribers continue to decline, while SVOD only subscribers increase, according to Ampere Analysis.
The Pay TV market in Latin America reached 74.3 million subscribers in the second quarter of 2017, according to Dataxis research.
The Russian pay TV market is stagnating, according to the latest research figures from Telecom Daily.