The research firm said that global pay TV subscribers reached 1.05 billion in the second quarter of 2017, having crossed the one billion mark during 2016.
The Asia-Pacific TV market grew by 8% quarter-over-quarter and was among the highest growing pay TV markets in terms of subscribers, according to the research.
However, all other regions experienced pay TV subscriber growth of between 1% and 4% quarter-on-quarter, apart from North America which experienced declines.
China and India together accounted for 48% of the world’s pay TV subscribers for the second quarter of 2017, said Dataxis.
In terms of technology, most growth came from IPTV and linear OTT with quarter-on-quarter growth of 24% and 44% respectively – although linear OTT still only represents only 1% of the global pay TV market. Cable TV showed negative growth while DTH and DTT were stagnant.
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21st February 2019