"The growth rate is good in all pay-TV platforms except cable TV," noted ABI Practice Director Jason Blackwell in a statement. "High cable penetration in regions such as North America and Western Europe, and the increasing popularity of online video services, have resulted in slow growth in worldwide cable TV markets."
ABI's findings indicate that the Asia-Pacific region remains the largest pay-TV market in the world, with 57% of global subscriptions. In 2010, more than half of all pay-TV subscribers were digital TV subscribers. In 2011, total HDTV subscriptions are expected to reach 225 million.