Global DTH revenues are set to overtake cable TV revenues this year, according to an analysis by Digital TV Research.
Satellite TV revenues are expected to account for 45.9% of total pay TV revenues in 2013, rising to 47.6% by 2018, while analogue and digital cable’s share of the pie will fall from 45.9% this year to 40.7%.
The share attributed to the fastest growing infrastructure, IPTV, will rise from 7.5%this year to 10.5% by 2018.
According to Digital TV Research’s Digital TV World Revenue Forecasts, global pay TV revenues will reach US$203 billion by 2018, up by US$19 billion on the figure for 2012. Growth is expected to slow down to an annual rate of below 2% from 2015, compared with 3.2% in 2013.
Global DTH revenues will grow from US$83 billion in 2012 to US$97 billion by 2018, according to Digital TV Research, with market leader the US’s share falling from 43.5% to 38.7% as emerging markets take up the slack. US pay TV revenues are expected to fall by US$5.1 billion as homes convert to bundles and competition forces down prices.
Brazil is expected to double its DTH revenues between 2012-18, while DTH revenues in India are expected to grow by 135%.