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.
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.
Revenues lost to online piracy will nearly double between 2016 and 2022 to $51.6 billion, according to the Online TV Piracy Forecasts report.
Advertising expenditure attributed to OTT TV episodes and movies (AVOD) will double between 2017 and 2022 to reach $29 billion for 138 countries, according to the Global AVOD Forecasts report.
SVOD [subscription video on demand] subscriptions are forecast to reach 546 million by 2022; double the 263 million recorded by end-2016, according to the Global SVOD Forecasts report which covers 621 platforms in 138 countries.
Online TV episode and movie revenues for 138 countries will reach $83 billion in 2022; more than double the $37 recorded billion in 2016. The Global OTT TV & Video Forecasts report estimates that $9 billion will be added in 2017 alone.
Western European SVOD revenues will increase to $6.5 billion by 2022, up from $2.8 billion in 2016.
Although Netflix and Amazon Prime Video should boost the SVOD sector in Central Eastern Europe considerably, the former is likely to leave Russia.
The North American SVOD sector is by far the most mature in the world, with 112 million SVOD subscribers to movie and TV episode platforms by end-2016.