Simon Murray


Connected TV penetration to reach 30% in 2020

The proportion of TV sets connected to the web will climb from just 4.5% at the end of 2010 to 29.9% by 2020, according to Digital TV Research. The report, which covers 51 countries, claims that thenumber of TV sets connected to the internet will reach 876 million by 2020, up from an expected 415 […]

East Europe, MENA OTT revenue ‘to reach $2.6bn’

Over-the-top television and video revenues in eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa will reach US$2.64 billion in revenues in the six years to 2020, new analysis suggests. Digital TV Research’s Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa OTT TV & Video Forecasts report, which covers 19 territories, will see US$2.21 billion added in revenues in […]

Western Europe OTT ‘to hit $13.7bn’

Over-the-top television and video revenues in western Europe will hit US$13.72 billion in 2020, according to Digital TV Research. The figure is expected to be reached in five years as uptake on on-demand and OTT services roll out across 15 western European countries. This compares with the US$894 million recorded in 2010 and the US$6.34 […]

Netflix to aid ‘global OTT revenue double’

Global over-the-top TV and video revenues are set to almost double in the next five years, from US$26 billion in 2015 to US$51.1 billion in 2020, according to new research. Digital TV Research’s Global OTT TV and Video Forecasts report claims that subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) revenues, spurred by firms like Netflix, will become the largest […]

Satellite TV ‘will overtake’ cable in 2015

Global satellite TV revenues will overtake total cable TV revenues in 2015, according to new research by Digital TV Research. The forecast, which covers 138 countries, claims that pay satellite TV revenues will reach US$90.02 billion this year, compared to US$89.01 billion for cable TV – of which US$79.19 billion will come from digital cable […]

Pay TV uptake in Asia Pacific to reach 68%

Pay TV penetration in Asia Pacific will rise from 59% of TV households in 2014 to 68.4% in 2020, representing growth of 142 million subscribers, according to Digital TV Research. The new Digital TV Asia Pacific Forecasts report claims that the total number of pay TV subscribers in the region will hit 642 million by […]

MENA pay TV to top 21 million

The number of pay TV homes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will reach 21.3 million in 2020, doubling over the ten-year period from 2010 to 2020, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report claims that 18% of TV households in the MENA region legitimately paid for TV signals by the […]

Netflix will register 17m international subs

Netflix will hit 17 million paying subscribers this year, according to the latest forecasts. Digital TV Research has created subscriber projections by territory for the US-listed streaming service. Its forecasts (see table) for end of 2014 are slightly ahead of those of the company itself, which, at it last results announcement in October, said it […]

TV ad revenues to near $240bn in 2020

Global TV advertising spend is set to reach US$236 billion in 2020, up by 38% compared to 2013 and by 54% against 2010 figures, according to new report by Digital TV Research. The study, which covers 55 countries around the world,claims that in 2014 alone ad spend will climb by 4%, driven in part by […]

OTT set to rocket in Asia Pac

Revenues from OTT services will top US$10 billion in the Asia Pacific by 2020 as broadband penetration increases in the region and key players expand internationally, according to new research. Digital TV Research’s 2020 revenue forecast of US$10.2 billion is significant given OTT services in Asia Pacific generated just US$500 million in 2010. New partnerships […]