Global DTH homes will top 220 million in five years

New research says that the number of global DTH homes will rise to 220 million by end-2017, from the end-2011 total of 154 million, according to new research. In penetration terms, pay DTH will reach 14.4% by 2017, Digital TV Research says. Furthermore, revenues from DTH services will overtake those of cable in 2015. By end-2017, cumulative global DTH revenues will total US$91 billion (€75 billion) although several territories will see DTH revenues decline.

Report author Simon Murray said: “However, DTH revenues will decline for 17 countries between 2011 and 2017. Much of this is due to greater competition forcing down ARPUs. Furthermore, low-cost DTH packages are making a significant impact in several countries.”

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