Digital TV Research


SVOD subscriptions in Latin America to double by 2025

The number of paid subscriptions to OTT services in the Latin American market is set to almost double by the mid-point of the decade. According to Digital TV Research, the region will see subscriber numbers skyrocket from 42 million at the end of 2019, to 81 million by 2025. More impressive is the fact that […]

LatAm recession hitting pay TV

The ongoing recession has heavily impacted the pay TV market in Latin America. According to new figures from Digital TV Research, the number of pay TV subscribers in the region fell by 4 million in 2019. Furthermore, this trend will continue downwards to reach a low of 67 million by 2025 – down from 72 […]

US SVODs to top 300 million subs by 2025

Paying subscribers to VOD services in the US will exceed 300 million by 2025. According to new figures from Digital TV Research, the number of US SVOD subscribers (not including sports services) will climb from 199 million in 2019 to 307 million by 2025. Netflix will continue to be the leading player with 65.68 million […]

Digital TV Research: North American pay TV revenues to fall by US$50 billion

Pay TV revenues in North America are set to decline by US$50 billion by 2025. According to new figures from Digital TV Research, revenues will reach US$26 billion by the midpoint of the decade, down from their peak of US$112 billion in 2015. The report notes that revenues will drop across the board. Cable revenues […]

Disney+ to add 105 million subscribers by 2025

Disney+ will reach 126 million subscribers globally by 2025, new analyst estimates suggest. During its quarterly earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that the service currently has 28.6 million paid subscribers across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands as of February 3. With better-than-expected results, Digital TV Research has upgraded its […]

Pay TV in MENA continues to suffer

Pay TV revenues in the MENA region are not expected to grow in the immediate future, and actually saw a significant decline to 2019. According to figures from Digital TV Research, revenues in the 20 MENA countries fell by 12% between 2016-19. This left revenues at just under US$3 billion. For the 13 Arabic-speaking countries, […]

SVOD subs to increase by six times in Africa 

Revenues from African SVOD services are set to skyrocket over the next five years.  According to a new study from Digital TV Research, revenues will reach US$1.06 billion by 2025, up from US$183 million in 2019. This includes the likes of native streamers iRoko and Showmax along with big international players from Disney and Netflix. […]

Pay TV subs in Africa to grow by 17 million

Pay TV is set to continue its growth in Africa. According to new estimates from Digital TV Research, the number of pay TV subscribers will increase to 47.26 million by 2025, up from  30.7 million. This represents a growth of 54%. Nigeria will be the largest individual market with 10 million pay TV subscribers by […]

Disney+ to exceed 100 million subs by 2025

Imminently launching streamer Disney+ is expected to reach 101 million subscribers by 2025. According to a new report from Digital TV Research, the ‘big five’ SVOD platforms are expected to have a total of 529 million global subscribers, adding 257 million subscribers between 2019-25. The analyst expects Disney+ to clearly establish itself as the third-placed […]

Pay TV subs break 1 billion barrier

Pay TV subscribers have exceeded 1 billion for the first time.  According to new findings from Digital TV Research, TV subscribers increased by 26 million in 2018 across 138 countries. Satellite TV and pay DTT grew by 2 million and 1 million subscribers respectively in 2018.  Digital cable TV added 7 million subs, but analog […]