Satellite TV

African pay TV subscriber numbers to grow 74% by 2023

The number of pay TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa is due to increase by 74% between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report claims that over the same period Sub-Saharan pay TV revenue will climb by 41% to US$6.64 billion, with subscriber growth outstripping revenue as […]

SES’s HD+ service passes 2m customers in Germany

SES’s satellite TV offering HD+ passed the two million subscribers mark in Germany last year, according to company stats. SES said that the service had some 2.11 subscribers as of December 31, 2016, up 15% year-on-year. On top of this, SES said there are currently 850,000 households in the free HD+ test phase, bringing the total […]

Pay TV revenues in Sub-Saharan Africa to hit US$6.22 billion

Pay TV revenues in Sub-Saharan Africa will more than triple in the decade starting 2010, reaching US$6.22 billion (€5.27 billion) in 2020, according to Digital TV Research.  The new figures claim that pay TV revenues in the region will climb from US$1.92 billion in 2010 and US$3.54 billion last year, with South Africa and Nigeria […]

Survey shows continued strength of satellite TV

Satellite continues to demonstrate its relevance as a channels distribution technology with robust growth both in DTH homes and those receiving signals indirectly through cable or IPTV, according to Eutelsat’s latest research. The Eutelsat TV Observatory has calculated that the overall satellite market in the countries it surveys across its footprint in the Europe, North […]

Satellite TV revenues to hit US$100 billion in 2020

Satellite TV revenues will reach US$99.9 billion (€74 billion) in 2020 and will overtake cable TV revenues this year, according to new stats by Digital TV Research.  The study, which covers 138 countries, claims that satellite TV will account for 46.0% of total pay TV revenues in 2014, rising to 47.8% by 2020. Satellite TV […]

Nine in 10 MENA households now taking satellite TV

Over nine out of 10 housheholds in 15 countries across the Middle East and North Africa now take satellite TV for pay TV and free-to-air services, up from two thirds four years ago, according to satellite operator Eutelsat’s latest survey. Out of a population base of 77.1 million TV homes, 92% of TV homes take […]

Slovak Sport.TV2 delivers Premier League to freeSAT homes

Liberty Global’s satellite TV arm UPC DTH has added sports channel Slovak Sport.TV2 to its freeSAT line-up in the Czech Republic, allowing Czech subscribers to freeSAT to watch English Premier League football on the platform.  “We are pleased to further enrich our freeSAT plus package line-up through the addition of Slovak Sport.TV2 in the Czech […]

Tricolor TV sees subscriber bounce

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV reported an 18.4% increase in satellite TV customers last year, ending 2013 with 14.1 million subscribers.  Revenues for the full year were up 28% to RUB 8.1 billion (€170 million), which Tricolor said was boosted by thematic programme packages and HD TV. However income from the basic Tricolor TV […]

One in four homes to receive satellite TV by 2018

By 2018 almost 400 million homes will receive TV signals via satellite, up by almost 100 million compared to the end of 2012, representing a quarter of global TV households. According to the new Digital TV Research stats, the number of pay satellite TV (DBS or DTH) homes will reach 251 million by 2018, up […]

Orange TV customers climb

The Orange Group reported 6.164 million IPTV and satellite TV customers in its half-year results, up 12% from 5.506 million last year. The figures were mainly due to an increase in French TV customers, with 5.322 signed up by June 30, compared to 4.703 million last year. It was also helped by a 3.25% rise […]