DBS Revenue to Pass Cable in 2015

May 13, 2015
According to Digital TV Research, global satellite TV (DTH or DBS) revenues will overtake total cable TV revenues this year. The research ...
According to Digital TV Research, global satellite TV (DTH or DBS) revenues will overtake total cable TV revenues this year. The research house estimates that satellite TV accounted for 44% of the total in 2014 and expects it to rise to 46% by 2020. Cable TV revenues (both analog and digital) are expected to drop from 46% of the total in 2014 to 40% in 2020. Telco IPTV - the fastest growing platform - is expected to climb from a 10% share in 2014 to 13% by 2020.

The United States is expected to remain the satellite TV market leader, followed by Brazil and the UK.

Global pay TV revenues are expected to more than double in 33 countries between 2014 and 2020. Most of the fast growing nations by percentage increase are expected to be in Africa, with Myanmar, Laos and Bangladesh providing notable exceptions. India's revenues are expected to climb by $4.7 billion between 2014 and 2020, with China up by $1.6 billion and Japan increasing by $1.1 billion.

Global pay TV revenues are expected to grow only 2.6% between 2014 and 2020, following 14.5% growth between 2010 and 2014. Total revenues in North America are expected to fall by 11.7% between 2014 and 2020. Western Europe is expected to be flat.

Revenues are expected to grow 30% in the Asia Pacific region, which is expected to overtake Western Europe in 2015, and to be larger than the whole of Europe by 2019. Eastern Europe is expected to climb 17% between 2014 and 2020, while Latin America is expected to climb 13% in the same period.

Revenues are expected to climb 76% in Sub-Saharan Africa and by 32% in the Middle East & North Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to pass MENA in 2018.