China, Latin America Drive Triple-Play Growth

According to In-Stat (www.in-stat.com) research, the majority of new cable TV subscribers will come from China, which will be the primary market that drives worldwide cable TV subscribers to more than 500 million by 2014. Meanwhile, the Latin America market is s...

According to In-Stat (www.in-stat.com) research, the majority of new cable TV subscribers will come from China, which will be the primary market that drives worldwide cable TV subscribers to more than 500 million by 2014. Meanwhile, the Latin America market is showing strong growth across all three of the triple-play components of the video, modem, and telephony service bundle.

The In-Stat report, "Cable's Triple Play: Worldwide Video, Voice, and High-Speed Data Subscribers," indicates the following:

* Latin America will have more than four times as many cable telephony subscribers in 2014 as compared to 2009.

* On a worldwide basis, cable TV subscriber households increased by 3% between October 2009 and September 2010. During that same 12-month period, cable modem and cable telephony service subscribers grew by low double-digit percentages.

* Between October 2009 and September 2010, China added approximately 15 million new subscriber households.

* A combination of economic stress and cutthroat competition from satellite TV and telco TV service providers has driven down total U.S. cable TV subscriber households by more than 1 million in the past year.

An overview of the report can be found at http://www.instat.com/catalog/mmcatalogue.asp?id=288#IN1004671MBS.
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