Simon Murray


On-demand TV revenues on course to hit $6bn

Forecasts for almost 100 countries show that revenues from on-demand TV shows and movies will hit US$6 billion by 2018. That compares with the US$4.2 billion generated in 2012. The latest projections, from Digital TV Research, exclude sport and adult programming and revenues from SVOD packages and OTT services. They show that the US will […]

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 […]

Eastern Europe set for digital TV boom

The number of digital TV homes in Eastern Europe will double between now and 2018 and pay TV revenues will increase by almost a third in the same period, according to new research. Digital TV Research is forecasting that the number of digital homes in the region will reach 121 million by 2018, with 13 […]

US pay TV penetration flat, revenues to fall by $5bn

Pay TV penetration has reached saturation point in the US and Canada and pay TV revenues will fall by over US$5 billion in North America between 2012 and 2018, according to new research. Digital TV Research’s North America report, published today, says that pay TV revenues in the region peaked in 2012 at US$89 billion. […]

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 […]

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