Global cable TV market growth is driven by the Asia-Pacific and Latin American markets. A combination of the two regions is expected to add over 13 million subscribers in 2014 while the cable TV market in North America is expected to decline approximately 1%. In 3Q 2014, major cable TV operators in North America lost more than 400,000 TV customers, although cable companies are doing well in broadband.
Approximately 57% of total pay TV subscribers are expected to be HD subscribers by 2019. ABI forecasts the global pay TV market will generate $324 billion in service revenues by 2019.