Simon Murray


Disney+ to reach 75m subs by 2024, says research firm

A forecast from research firm Digital TV Research shows that Disney+ is set to reach as many as 75m subscribers by 2024. On Thursday (11 April) Disney outlined its plans for its Disney + platform to investors and stated that it expects to reach 60-90m Disney+ subscribers by 2024, with the US contributing a third. […]

Netflix to experience largest subscriber growth in 2018

Netflix will have its largest growth year to date in 2018, adding around 28 million subscribers over the year, according to predictions from Digital TV Research. The Netflix Forecasts report estimates that Netflix will grow to around 139 million streaming subscribers this year and will continue to increase its global user-count over the next five […]

Top 10 pay TV operators to lose $20bn in revenues by 2023

The world’s top 10 pay TV operators by revenue will experience losses of US$20 billion between 2017 and 2023, according to Digital TV Research. The new report claims that each of the top 10 global operators will be affected and that collectively they will see their revenues diminish from US$106.8 billion in 2017 to US$86.9 […]

Global pay TV revenues peaked in 2016, says Digital TV Research

Global pay TV revenues peaked in 2016 will fall by 11% between then and 2023, according to Digital TV Research stats. The new report estimates that worldwide pay TV revenues will decline from a high point of US$205 billion in 2016 to US$183 billion in 2023 – despite the overall number of pay TV subscribers […]

US pay TV revenues set for $26.6bn drop – forecast

The number of traditional pay TV subscribers in the US peaked in 2012 and will drop by 20% between 2012 and 2023, with revenues set to fall US$26.6 billion, according to a new study. Digital TV Research’s North America Pay TV Forecasts report claims that traditional pay TV subscriber numbers in the US hit a […]

Latin America pay TV ‘set to stagnate’

Latin America is due to add fewer than five million additional pay TV subscribers between 2017 and 2023 as OTT services deepen penetration in the region, according to new a new study. Digital TV Research’s eight Latin America Pay TV Forecasts report claims that subscriber count in the region will reach almost 76 million in […]

Digital TV Research: MENA pay TV ARPU in decline

Pay TV revenues are set to grow in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) between 2017 and 2023 but at a lower rate than subscription numbers, according to Digital TV Research. The Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts report said the figures indicate that average revenues per user (ARPU) must be falling […]

Piracy to cost TV & film biz $52bn

The stark cost of illegal downloading and streaming of movies and TV shows has been laid bare – a whopping US$51.6 billion. A report from industry analyst Digital TV Research suggests the amount of revenue lost to piracy has skyrocketed from US$6.7 billion in 2010 to nearly US$31.8 billion last year. The figure will hit […]

Asia Pacific SVOD set to overtake North America

Asia Pacific is due to overtake North America this year to become the biggest SVOD market by subscriber numbers. This is according to Digital TV Research, which estimates that by 2022 there will be 546 million SVOD subscribers globally – 43% of whom will be in Asia Pacific and 31% in North America. By comparison, […]

West Europe SVOD subs could reach 65m

The number of Western European SVOD subscriptions is due to reach 65.07 million by 2022 with 10.69 million subs to be added in 2017 alone, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report claims that the number of subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) accounts will climb from 33.96 million at the end of 2016 – with […]

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