The VPRT said that in Germany, pay TV and paid VOD revenues came in last year at €2.05 billion – an increase of 11.4% year-on-year – and are forecast to rise to €2.3 billion in 2014.
Across the German-speaking countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the figure was an even higher €2.2 billion in 2013 and is tipped to rise to €2.5 billion this year.
The revenue increase was attributed to a “significant subscriber growth of pay-TV channels and platforms.”
The VPRT said that the number of pay-TV subscriptions in Germany has risen by almost 50% in the past five years to 6.4 million at the end of 2013.
It added that in the German-speaking countries, the number stands at around 7.1 million pay-TV subscribers.