Digital TV Research forecasts 95 million additional pay TV subscribers between 2017 and 2023 to take the global total to 1.10 billion. Based on forecasts for 138 countries, the number of pay TV subscribers passed 1 billion in 2017.
The Global Pay TV Subscriber Forecasts report concludes that IPTV will win most of the additional subscribers – at 81 million. IPTV will overtake pay satellite TV subs in 2018.
Satellite TV will grow by 31 million subs and pay DTT by 10 million. Digital cable TV will add at 61 million subs between 2017 and 2023, but analog cable TV will lose 88 million subs – meaning a net loss for cable.
Published in April 2018, the Global Pay TV Subscriber Forecasts report covers 402 pages in two parts: