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Infonetics Research: Emerging Markets Driving Growth in Pay-TV Market

February 20, 2014

CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 1st edition Pay TV Subscriber Database by Provider, which tracks the cable TV, satellite TV, and telco IPTV subscribers of over 150 service providers around the world.

ANALYST NOTE

“What’s driving growth in pay-television are the emerging markets of Latin America, China, and India. India and Latin America are adding satellite and cable subscribers, while China is seeing an increase in IPTV subscribers,” reports Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research.

Heynen continues: “Latin America’s economy, in particular, is performing well, with companies investing in Brazil ahead of the FIFA World Cup and consumers signing up for pay-TV services to the tune of 9% growth in the third quarter of 2013 from the year-ago period.”

SELECT PAY-TV SUBSCRIBER DATABASE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The top 5 satellite providers by subscribers are, in rank order, DirecTV US, DISH Network, DirecTV Latin America, Tata Sky, and British Sky Broadcasting
  • DirecTV Latin Americasaw a 15% increase year-over-year (3Q13 over 3Q12) in satellite subscribers
  • Topping the leaderboard for IPTV subscribers in 3Q13 are, in alphabetical order, AT&T, China Telecom, Iliad Group, Orange, and Verizon
  • Comcast, the world’s leading provider of cable TV services, lost 355,000 subscribers over four quarters, with 21.6 million subscribers as of 3Q13
  • The decline in cable subscribers across all operators is attributable more to churn than cord cutting as consumers defect to IPTV and satellite, often to take advantage of promotional offers

    PAY-TV REPORT SYNOPSIS

    Infonetics’ quarterly pay TV subscriber database tracks the digital and analog cable pay TV, satellite pay TV, and telco IPTV subscribers of more than 150 providers around the world, showing which operators are growing their subscriber bases and which aren’t.

    The database, which includes searchable and sortable pivot tables, data, and charts, provides operator demographics; subscribers per operator per quarter from 2004 to now; and sub-region and country-level data where available. It also includes a Set-Top Box Deployment Tracker that shows set-top boxes being used to deliver pay TV services by operator, vendor, and model number. Also included is a Conditional Access Vendor Tracker, which lists conditional access vendors and the service providers and broadcasters to which they are providing conditional access systems. To buy the database, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

    RELATED REPORT EXCERPTS

  • Infonetics’ February 2014Pay TV and Video research brief: http://bit.ly/MLiTUV
  • Pay-TV operators look to ‘second screen’ apps, enhanced DVR in tug-of-war for subscribers
  • Cable STB shipments nose-dive in Asia in 3Q13; Arris takes first
  • Pay-TV providers sweat legacy assets while gearing up for ultra-high-definition TV
  • Cable’s share of pay-TV market continues to shrink as telco IPTV and satellite surge
  • Focus of home networking industry squarely on multiscreen video

    RECENT AND UPCOMING VIDEO & PAY TV RESEARCH

    Download Infonetics’ 2014 market research brochure, publication calendar, events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  • Infonetics’ new 2014 Market Research Lineup
  • Research Note: Infonetics Research's Top 2014 Trends (Jan.)
  • Research Note: Improving the Multiscreen Experience Tops 2014’s Video Priority List; Bet on HEVC and MPEG-DASH, Not 4K (Jan.)
  • Research Note: With Roamio, TiVo Aims Squarely for Service Provider Contracts (Jan.)
  • Research Note: OnCue Purchase Rounds Out Verizon's Multiscreen Capabilities (Jan.)
  • Set-Top Boxes and Pay TV Subscribers Market Share and Forecasts (Mar.)
  • Pay TV Services and Subscribers Market Share and Forecasts (May)
  • Pay TV Subscriber Database by Provider (May)
  • IP Set-Top Box Features and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey (May)
  • Broadcast and Streaming Video Equipment Market Share and Forecasts (May)

    INFONETICS WEBINARS

    Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming webinars, view recent webinars on demand, or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  • The Copper Path, From Vectoring to G.Fast (Mar. 11: Attend)
  • Using Video Gateways to Improve the Multiscreen Experience (View on-demand)
  • Adding Value to the Network with Integrated Policy and Charging (View on-demand)
  • 100G in the Metro: When and Where It Will Be Economical (View on-demand)

    TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

    N. America (West), Asia Pacific: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1 408-583-3335

    N. America (East, Midwest), L. America: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1 408-583-3395

    EMEA, India, Singapore: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44 755-488-1623

    Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

    ABOUT INFONETICS

    Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.




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