IPTV overtakes satellite in western Europe

The number of IPTV homes in western Europe overtook pay TV satellite households last year, according to Digital TV Research. According to the research outfit, IPTV subscriptions in western Europe, which totaled 25.54 million at the end of last year, will grow by seven million between 2015 and 2021 to reach 32.53 million, while the […]

Spain and Italy decline, but Germany fuels European pay TV growth

Pay TV subscribers in Spain and Italy declined last year, but overall numbers for Western Europe were up, spurred by strong growth in Germany, according to new research. The Digital TV Research numbers contrast with those from Informa Telecoms & Media, which recently reported that cumulative pay TV subs fell in Western Europe for the […]

Digital TV forecast to boom in Africa

Digital TV households in Sub-Saharan Africa will quadruple in the period to 2018, according to new research. Digital TV Research forecasts that digital penetration will rocket from 35% at end-2012 to 95.5% by end-2018, by which point there will be 49 million digital TV homes on the continent. Sub-Saharan pay TV revenues will reach $4.62 […]

IPTV eats into cable and satellite TV market share in Canada

Almost 10% of pay TV subscriptions in Canada are to an IPTV service, according to the latest figures. In the third quarter of 2012, 9.6% of all pay TV subscriptions were to IPTV services, compared with 6.6% in the same period a year earlier and just 1.6% in 2007. Analysts at research outfit HIS predict […]