The number of IPTV paying households in 138 countries will soar to 191 million by the end of 2020; At the end of 2013, there were 90 million Digital TV subscribers, more than double the 36 million at the end of 2010, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
The global Internet TV forecast predicts that Internet TV penetration will exceed 11 percent of TV households by 2020; That is up from 5.9 per cent in 2013 and 2.5 per cent in 2010. Best IPTV revenues (from subscriptions and on-demand movies and TV shows) will grow from $16 billion in 2013 and $8.3 billion in 2010 to $26.2 billion by 2020.
Of the 101 million users added between 2013 and 2020, the asia-pacific region will add 69 million, or 68 percent, of new users. By 2020, the asia-pacific region will account for 61% of the world’s paying IPTV subscribers; That is up from 38% in 2010. Despite more than doubling the number of users, Western Europe’s share of the global total will fall from a third in 2010 to 14% by 2020.