Simon Murray


Satellite TV revenues to hit $100bn in 2020

Satellite TV revenues will reach US$99.9 billion in 2020 and will overtake cable TV revenues this year, according to new stats by Digital TV Research. The study, which covers 138 countries, claims that satellite TV will account for 46% of total pay TV revenues in 2014, rising to 47.8% by 2020. Satellite TV revenues will […]

Global IPTV subs to double in seven years

Global IPTV subscriptions will more than double from 90 million at the end of 2013 to 191 million by year-end 2020, according to a new report by Digital TV Research. The study, which covers 138 countries, claims this growth will compare to pay IPTV subscriber numbers of just 36.1 million in 2010. By the end […]

Fast growth years ‘over’ for the global pay TV

Global pay TV’s “fast growth years are over” with industry revenues due to climb from US$193 billion in 2013 to only US$209 billion in2020, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report claims that pay TV revenues – including subscription and on-demand fees – will fall between 2013 and 2020 by 1.6% in Western […]

Middle East and Africa pay TV will be US$8 billion market in 2014

New research says that digital TV penetration in the Middle East and Africa region will cross the two-thirds mark by the end of this year, according to new research. Fuelled by the growth, pay TV revenues will hit US$8 billion this year compared with US$4.8 billion in 2010. Digital TV penetration only reached 50% in […]

Digital pay TV tipped to boom in Eastern Europe

Digital pay TV services are set to boom in Eastern Europe, according to a new report. Some 58.2% of TV households in Eastern Europe will subscribe to digital pay TV services by 2020, up from 36.6% in 2013, the report from Digital TV Research suggests. The study claims that digital pay TV will “soar” in […]

DTT gaining pace in Latin America

Digital terrestrial television is booming in Latin America and will be in 94.5% of homes by 2020, according to a new report. This means 132 million DTT homes will be added in the region in the decade between 2010 and 2020, according to the Digital TV Latin America report, and that DTT will account for […]

US pay TV penetration forecast to fall

The number of North American pay TV subscribers will continue to rise between now and 2020 despite talk of cord-cutting, although overall penetration will fall, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. An estimated five million subscribers will be added to the North American pay TV total between now and 2020, taking the […]

African pay TV tipped to boom

The number of pay TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will more than double to reach 25.65 million by 2020, according to new stats by Digital TV Research. The Digital TV Sub-Saharan Africa Forecasts report claims there were 11.01 million pay TV subscribers in the region at the end of 2013 – of which 8.5 million […]

Online TV and video revenues to hit $35bn

Global revenue for online TV and video over fixed broadband networks will reach US$34.99 billion in 2018, according to new forecasts by Digital TV Research. The research predicts revenues in this space to almost double in the next five years, with the revenue to climb from just US$3.98 billion recorded in 2010 and an expected […]

Revealed: Top European drama imports

Income for free-to-air channels in Europe is under pressure. Despite this, the European market for imported dramas remains substantial and was worth over US$5 billion last year. TBI takes a look at new research outlining the top titles, distributors and the biggest-spending broadcasters and finds the top shows taking a greater slice of the pie. There have […]