China seen leading IPTV in APAC by 2021

Staff writer
Future TV Asia

China will have the greatest number of IPTV subscribers in Asia-Pacific in 2021, according to Digital TV Research.

The company said in a report there were more paying IPTV subscribers than satellite TV ones in the Asia-Pacific region in 2015.

The study predicts that IPTV will reach 123.5 million subscribers by 2021. China will contribute 78.4 million IPTV subs (nearly two-thirds of the region’s total) by 2021.

Of the 314 million digital TV homes to be added between 2015 and 2021, 107 million will come from DTT. The number of analogue terrestrial homes will fall by 158 million.

Digital cable will contribute 113 million additional homes, with analogue cable losing 72 million. Pay satellite TV will supply an extra 30 million, with free-to-air satellite TV adding 10 million.

It is also reported that China will provide 329 million pay-TV households by 2021, with India supplying a further 178 million. However, legitimate pay-TV penetration will be lowest in Thailand (30%), Australia (32%) and Indonesia (33%).

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