Digital pay TV subscriptions around the world, including cable, satellite and IPTV, exceeded one billion for the first time in 2017.
Subscription losses slowed for traditional multichannel video providers in Q4 2017 (quarter ended Dec. 31, 2017), but the sector still tumbled for the full year, according to data compiled by Kagan, a group within S&P Global Market Intelligence.
US pay TV revenues peaked in 2015, at $101.71 billion, according to the eighth edition of the North America Pay TV Forecasts report.
Although the economic recession waned somewhat in 2017, the Latin American pay-TV sector was still affected.
Pay-TV subscriber revenues from IPTV in Spain grew by more than 23% to over €300 million in Q3, 2017, according to CNMC.
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.