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Covering 97 countries, the number of homes paying for IPTV will rocket to 167 million by end-2018, up from 69 million at end-2012 and from only 13 million at end-2008.
This means that IPTV penetration will exceed 10% of TV households by 2018, more than double the 2012 figure and up from only 1% in 2008. IPTV revenues [from subscriptions and on-demand] will grow to $21.3 billion by 2018, up from $12.0 billion in 2012 and $2.8 billion in 2008.
From the 98 million subscribers to be added between 2012 and 2018, 71 million will be in the Asia Pacific region – or 73% of the new subscribers. Asia Pacific will account for 64% of global pay IPTV subscribers by 2018.
Published in September 2013, this 254-page electronically-delivered report comes in three parts:
Report author Simon Murray has authored more than 200 forecast reports. In addition to his frequent contact with clients at the world's key media organizations, Simon is a regular chairman and presenter at leading industry events.
Digital TV Research Limited was established by Simon Murray in January 2011. Simon's extensive international industry knowledge and contacts have been built up since he began covering global media developments in 1988. See more here.