APAC to Add 440 Million DTV Homes

According to a new report from Digital TV Research, the Asia-Pacific region is undergoing a digital TV boom that will see penetration increase from 36% in 2011 to 83% in 2017, an increase of 440 million homes. Digital TV Asia Pacific forecasts that China alone will provide 268 million of the additional digital TV homes, with India adding 82 million.

Of the 440 million digital homes expected to be added between 2011 and 2017, 103 million will come from digital terrestrial TV. Digital cable will contribute a further 195 million, with pay direct-to-home satellite services supplying 34 million more and pay IPTV 86 million. The region is expected to lose 152 million analog cable homes and 196 million analog terrestrial ones.

China and India are expected to provide 541 million digital TV homes combined, three-quarters of Asia Pacific's total.
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