Covering 87 platforms, these operators will climb from 81% of Asia Pacific pay TV subscribers in 2015 to 83% by 2021. The top 10 operators will continue to account for two-thirds of subscribers over the next five years. Seven operators had more than 10 million subscribers by end-2015 - and this number will climb to 12 operators by 2021. China and India dominate the operator rankings by subscribers.
At the other end of the scale, 10 operators will experience subscriber decreases between 2015 and 2021.
Subscription and PPV revenues for the 65 operators will climb by nearly $6 billion between 2015 and 2021 to $31 billion. These operators will maintain their three-quarters share of Asia Pacific pay TV revenues for the next five years. However, the proportion for the top 10 operators will fall from 54% in 2015 to 49% in 2021.
The dominance of China and India is diminished when the operators are ranked in revenue terms [subscriptions and PPV only]. Two operators (both from China) will add more than $500 million in revenues. However, 16 operators will lose revenues, with Foxtel (down by $147 million) declining by the most.
Published in August 2016, this 112-page electronically-delivered report comes in two parts:
- An 84-page PDF giving a global executive summary, operator analysis, country-by-country analysis and forecasts.
- An excel workbook giving comparison tables and country-by-country forecasts in detail for 65 operators with 87 platforms across 17 territories for every year from 2010 to 2021.
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