Covering 104 platforms across 17 countries in the Western Europe Pay TV Operator Forecasts report, 29 of the 30 IPTV platforms will gain subscribers between 2015 and 2021. However, 14 of the 21 satellite platforms and seven of the eight DTT operators will lose subscribers during the same period. Perhaps surprising considering the fall-off from the analog transition is that half of the cable platforms will gain subs.
With operations in eight Western European countries, Liberty Global is the region’s largest operator by pay TV subs. Counting only its satellite TV subs, Sky Europe (with operations in five countries) is rapidly closing the gap. Liberty Global will lose 1.15 million subs (mostly analog ones) between 2015 and 2021 whereas Telefonica will gain 1.23 million and Altice nearly 1 million.
The 73 top operators generated 93% of Western Europe’s $30.61 billion pay TV subscription and PPV revenues in 2015. This proportion will hold steady until 2021, although overall revenues will not grow. Liberty Global and Sky Europe will together continue to take just under half of the region’s revenues.
Published in September 2016, this 150-page electronically-delivered report comes in two parts:
- A 118-page PDF giving a global executive summary, country/operator analysis and forecasts.
- An excel workbook giving comparison tables and country-by-country forecasts in detail for 73 operators with 104 platforms across 17 territories for every year from 2010 to 2021.
- TV households
- Digital cable subs
- Analog cable subs
- Pay IPTV subscribers
- Pay digital satellite TV subs
- Pay DTT homes
- Total pay TV subscribers
- Pay TV revenues
By operator (and by platform by operator):
- Pay TV subscribers
- Share of pay TV subscribers by operator
- Subscription & VOD revenues
- Share of pay TV revenues by operator