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Global Pay TV Databook 2019
[October 24, 2019]

Global Pay TV Databook 2019

DUBLIN, Oct. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Pay TV Databook" report has been added to's offering.

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Pay TV subscribers increased by 26 million in 2018 across 138 countries. This took the number of pay TV subscribers beyond 1 billion.

IPTV added 42 million subscribers in 2018 alone to take its total to 257 million. IPTV overtook pay satellite TV in 2018.

Satellite TV and pay DTT grew by 2 million and 1 million subscribers respectively in 2018. Digital cable TV added 7 million subs, but analogue cable TV shed 16 million subs - mening a net loss for cable.

Cable TV accounted for half of all pay TV subscribers in 2018; down from three-quarters in 2010. IPTV increased its share of pay TV subscribers to a quarter in 2018. Satellite TV generated 22% of pay TV subscribers in 2018.

Global pay TV revenues peaked in 2016 at $205 billion. Revenues fell to $199 billion in 2018.

Pay TV Databook covers 229 pages in two parts:

  • A 15-page PDF giving a global Executive Summary, comparison tables and rankings.
  • An excel workbook providing data (for each year from 2010 to 2018) for 138 countries, comparison and ranking tables.

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