Digital TV Research


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 […]

Over a fifth of TV households are SVOD subscribers

Subscriptions to video services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video saw a significant increase over 2018. According to a new report from Digital TV Research, gross SVOD subscriptions increased by 139 million in 2018 to 508 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 38%.  The net subscriber count rose by 83 million in the year […]

Pay TV subs projected to rise, revenues to dip

Pay TV subscriptions are set to rise by 60 million over the next five years.  According to a new report from Digital TV Research, the global total of subscribers will reach 1.08 billion by 2024. Despite this increase in subscribers, Pay TV revenues will fall. This is largely because while there will be a global […]

Global SVOD numbers ‘set to double’

Global SVOD subscriptions are set to double over the next five years, according to Digital TV Research. According to the research outfit, the number of gross SVOD subscriptions will increase by 91% or 462 million between 2018 and 2024 to reach 970 million. The total will climb by 124 million in 2019 alone, according to […]

Global OTT TV revenues pass US$17bn a year

Global OTT revenues increased by US$17 billion last year, according to research by Digital TV Research. Global online TV episode and movie revenues reached US$68 billion in 2018, climbing from US$51 billion in 2017 and up by US$30 billion on 2016, according to the research outfit Of the 138 countries covered in the OTT TCV […]

Global AVOD revenues to reach $56 billion

AVOD revenues are predicted to more than double between 2018 and 2024 to reach US$56 billion (€49.16 billion) across 138 countries. According to Digital TV Research this has been – and will continue to be – boosted by the rapid growth in mobile advertising. AVOD in the Asia Pacific region is long-established. It reached US$10.73 […]

Three-quarters of pay TV operators to gain subs

Cord-cutting might be the industry buzzword right now, but pay TV operators are set for a boost. According to a new report from Digital TV Research, three-quarters of the world’s pay TV operators will gain subscribers between 2018 and 2024. The report covers 505 operators across 135 countries, and estimates that two-thirds will increase their […]