Simon Murray

Piracy to cost TV and film industry US$52bn by 2022

The stark cost of illegal downloading and streaming of movies and TV shows had been laid bare – a whopping US$51.6 billion (€44.5 billion). A report from industry analysis Digital TV Research suggests the amount of revenue lost to piracy has skyrocketed from US$6.7 billion in 2010 to nearly US$31.8 billion last year. The figure will […]

Asia Pacific region set to fuel global pay TV growth

The global number of pay TV subscribers will rise by 134 million between 2016 and 2022 driven largely by gains in Asia Pacific, according to Digital TV Research. The new research claims that the total number of pay TV subscribers will climb from 959 million in 2016 to 1.09 billion in 2022, after passing the 1 […]

North American pay TV use to drop to 75%

Pay TV penetration in North America is set to drop to 75.2% by 2022, from a peak of 87.4% in 2013, according to new research. The Digital TV Research report predicts that the number of pay TV subscribers in the US and Canada will drop by 9% in the ten years from 2012 to 2022 […]

MENA pay TV revenue estimates downgraded

Digital TV Research has downgraded its pay TV revenue forecast for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by US$1 billion. The research firm now predicts that MENA pay TV revenues will reach US$4 billion in 2021, down from an earlier forecast of US$5 billion. “Along with long-running conflicts and slower economic growth, several […]

OTT set to rocket in Asia Pac

Revenues from OTT services will top US$10 billion (€7.4 billion) in the Asia Pacific by 2020 as broadband penetration increases in the region and key players expand internationally, according to new research. Digital TV Research’s 2020 revenue forecast of US$10.2 billion is significant given OTT services in Asia Pacific generated just US$500 million in 2010. […]

Fast growth ‘over’ for the global pay TV industry

Global pay TV’s “fast growth years are over” with industry revenues due to climb from US$193 billion (€142 billion) in 2013 to only US$209 billion in 2020, according to new research.  The Digital TV Research report claims that pay TV revenues – including subscription and on-demand fees – will fall between 2013 and 2020 by […]