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Asia Pacific Pay TV Operator Forecasts

Asia Pacific Pay TV Operator Forecasts

Despite economic growth concerns, pay TV subscriptions for Asia Pacific’s top 68 operators will increase by 74% from a collective 376 million in 2014 to 535 million by 2020, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. These operators from 20 countries will climb from 75% of Asia Pacific pay TV subscribers in 2014 to 83% by 2020. 

The Asia Pacific Pay TV Operator Forecasts report concludes that China and India dominate the operator rankings by subscribers. Government policy to consolidate cable TV operations means that China Radio & TV has become the world’s largest pay TV operator by a long way, with 198 million subscribers by end-2014. The operator will soon represent every cable TV home in China, with 252 million subscribers expected by 2020 – up by nearly 54 million on 2014. 

At the other end of the scale, Korea’s CJ Hellovision will lose 827,000 subscribers over the same period. In fact, nine operators are expected to experience subscriber decreases between 2014 and 2020.

  Total subscription and VOD revenues for the 68 operators will climb by nearly $10 billion between 2014 and 2020 to $33 billion. These operators will account for 80% of Asia Pacific pay TV revenues by 2020, up from 74% in 2014.

The dominance of China and India is diminished when the operators are ranked in revenue terms [subscriptions and VOD only]. China Radio & TV will add a massive $2.16 billion between 2014 and 2020. In fact, five operators will add more than $500 million in revenues. However, 10 operators will lose revenues, with Foxtel (down by $151 million) declining by the most. 

Please Note: this is delivered as a Zip file.

Published in September 2015, this 124-page electronically-delivered report comes in two parts:
A 98-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 68 operators across 20 territories for every year from 2010 to 2020.
Countries and operators covered:
Country No of ops Operators
Australia 1 Foxtel
Cambodia 2 ONE TV; CDN
China 4 China Radio & TV Network; China Telecom; BesTV; China Unicom
Hong Kong 2 Now TV; i-cable
India 11 Dish TV; Hathway; Siti; Tata Sky; Videocon d2h; In Digital; Airtel Digital; Sun Direct; Den Networks; Reliance; MTNL
Indonesia 11 Indovision; Transvision; Top TV; Okevision; Linknet; Orange TV; Big TV; Viva+; Aora; K Vision; NexMedia
Japan 3 NTT; J:Com; SkyPerfecTV
Malaysia 2 Astro; TM
Mongolia 1 Ddish
Myanmar 2 Skynet; MRTV4
Nepal 1 Dish Media
New Zealand 2 Sky; Vodafone
Pakistan 1 PTCL
Philippines 2 Cignal; SkyCable
Singapore 2 StarHub; Mio
S Korea 5 KT Olleh; CJ Hellovision; B TV; LG U+; SkyLife
Sri Lanka 2 Dialog; Peo
Taiwan 4 CHT; Taiwan Broadband; Kbro; CNS
Thailand 2 CTH; Truevisions
Vietnam 8 SCTV; VTVCab; VNPT; K+; HTV-TMS; Viettel; AVG; FPT
Forecasts (2010-2020) contain the following detail for each country:
By country:
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

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