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Global Pay TV Subscriber Forecasts

Global Pay TV Subscriber Forecasts

Pay TV subscriptions for the 522 operators with 758 platforms [144 digital cable, 128 analog cable, 292 satellite, 128 IPTV and 66 DTT] across 135 countries covered in this report will increase from a collective 839 million in 2016 to 963 million by 2022. These operators took 87% of the 959 million global subscribers by end-2016, with this level expected to inch up to 88% of the 1,093 million by 2022.


Published in May 2017, this 210-page electronically-delivered report comes in two parts:


• A PDF giving a global executive summary and forecasts.
• An excel workbook giving comparison tables and country-by-country forecasts in detail for 522 operators across 135 territories for every year from 2010 to 2022. The report covers 758 platforms: 292 satellite TV; 144 digital cable; 128 analog cable; 128 IPTV; and 66 DTT.


Countries and operators covered:


Country No of ops Operators
Albania 3 Digitalb; Tring; Albtelecom
Algeria 4 beIN, OSN, ART, Algerie Telecom
Angola 7 ZAP TV, DStv, Canal Plus, StarSat, StarTimes; Angola Telecom, TV Cabo
Argentina 3 Cablevision; Supercanal; DirecTV
Australia 1 Foxtel
Austria 4 Telekom Austria; UPC; Sky; Liwest
Bahrain 4 beIN, OSN, ART, Batelco
Bangladesh 1 RealVU
Belarus 3 MTIS, Zala, Velcom
Belgium 5 Belgacom; Numericable; Telenet; VOO; Telesat/TV Vlaanderen
Benin 5 DStv; Canal Plus; Easy TV; StarSat; StarTimes
Bolivia 3 DirecTV, Tigo, Entel
Bosnia 3 Telemach, M:Tel; Total TV
Botswana 3 DStv; GOtv; StarSat
Brazil 4 Claro; Telefonica; Sky; Oi
Bulgaria 3 Bulsatcom, Vivacom, M:Tel
Burkina Faso 3 DStv; GOtv; StarSat
Burundi 3 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat
Cambodia 3 CDN; One TV; Supernet
Cameroon 4 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat; Easy TV
Canada 9 Rogers; Videotron; Cogeco; Shaw Communications; Shaw Direct; Bell TV; MTS; Telus; Max TV
CAR 3 Canal Plus; StarSat; StarTimes
Chad 3 Canal Plus; StarSat; StarTimes
Chile 6 VTR; Telefonica; Claro; DirecTV; Entel; Telsur
China 4 China Radio & TV Network; China Telecom; BesTV; China Unicom
Colombia 5 Claro; UNE; ETB; DirecTV; Movistar
DR Congo 5 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat; StarTimes; Easy TV
Rep Congo 5 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat; StarTimes; Easy TV
Costa Rica 4 Claro; Tigo; Sky; Cabletica
Cote d’Ivoire 5 Canal Plus, DStv, StarTimes; StarSat; Easy TV
Croatia 2 Max TV/T-HT, Vip
Cyprus 3 Cytavision; Cablenet; Primetel
Czech Rep 4 UPC, O2, Digi TV, Skylink
Denmark 6 Canal Digital; Viasat; You See; Stofa; Boxer; TDC
Dominican R 3 Tricom; Claro; Sky
Ecuador 4 DirecTV; Claro; CNT; TV Cable/Sistema
Egypt 4 ART, beIN, OSN, Telecom Egypt
El Salvador 3 Claro; Tigo; Sky
Eq Guinea 2 Canal Plus, DStv
Estonia 3 Starman/Zuum, Elion, Viasat
Ethiopia 2 DStv; StarSat
Finland 5 Elisa; Teliasonera; DNA; Canal Digital; Viasat
France 7 Orange; SFR; CanalSat; Numericable; Free; Bouygues; TNT
Gabon 5 Canal Plus, DStv, StarTimes; StarSat; Easy TV
Gambia 2 Canal Plus, DStv
Georgia 2 Magtisat, Silknet
Germany 6 Kabel Deutschland; Vodafone; DT/T-Home; Sky; Unitymedia; Telecolumbus
Ghana 4 Canal Plus, DStv, GOtv; StarSat
Greece 2 Nova, Cosmote
Guatemala 3 Claro; Tigo; Sky
Guinea 5 Canal Plus, DStv, StarTimes; StarSat; Easy TV
Honduras 3 Claro; Tigo; Sky
Hong Kong 2 Now TV; i-cable
Hungary 5 T-Home, Digi TV, UPC, Invitel, MinDig
Iceland 2 Vodafone, Siminn
India 11 Dish TV; Hathway; Siti; Tata Sky; Videocon d2h; In Digital; Airtel Digital; Sun Direct; Den Networks; Reliance; MTNL
Indonesia 10 Indovision; Transvision; Top TV; Okevision; Linknet; Orange TV; Big TV; K Vision; Telkom; NexMedia
Ireland 3 UPC; Sky; eir
Israel 3 HOT, Yes; Partner
Italy 3 Mediaset; Sky; Telecom Italia
Japan 3 NTT; J:Com; SkyPerfecTV
Jordan 4 ART, beIN, OSN; Orange
Kenya 6 Zuku cable, Zuku satellite, DStv, StarTimes, GOtv, StarSat
Kuwait 3 ART, beIN, OSN
Latvia 3 Baltcom, Lattelecom, Viasat
Lebanon 3 ART, beIN, OSN
Liberia 3 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat
Lithuania 3 TEO, Cgates, Viasat
Luxembourg 2 Tele des P&T; Eltrona
Macedonia 3 Vip/Boom; Max TV; Total TV
Madagascar 4 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat; StarTimes
Malawi 4 Zuku, DStv, GOtv; StarSat
Malaysia 2 Astro; TM
Mali 2 Canal Plus; StarSat
Malta 2 Melita;Go
Mexico 6 Megacable; Televisa cable; Sky; Dish; Axtel; TotalPlay
Moldova 1 Sun
Mongolia 2 Univision; DDish
Montenegro 2 Total TV; CT
Morocco 4 beIN, OSN, ART, Maroc Telecom
Mozambique 7 ZAP TV, DStv, Canal Plus, StarSat, StarTimes; GOtv, TV Cabo
Myanmar 2 SkyNet; 4TV/MRTV (Forever)
Namibia 3 DStv, GOtv; Easy TV
Nepal 1 Dish Media
Netherlands 5 UPC/Ziggo; Canal Digitaal; Tele 2; KPN/Digitenne
New Zealand 2 Sky; Vodafone
Nicaragua 2 Claro; Sky
Niger 4 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat; Easy TV
Nigeria 5 GOtv, DStv, StarTimes, StarSat; Canal Plus
Norway 5 Canal Digital; Viasat; Riks TV; Telenor; Get
Oman 4 beIN, OSN, ART, Omantel
Pakistan 1 PTCL
Panama 4 Claro; Sky; Cable & Wireless; Cable Onda
Paraguay 2 Claro; Tigo
Peru 3 Telefonica; Claro; DirecTV
Philippines 2 Cignal; SkyCable
Poland 9 Multimedia Polska, UPC, Vectra, Inea, Toya, TP/Orange, Cyfra Polsat, NC+, Netia
Portugal 4 Meo/PT; NOS/Zon; Nowo/Cabovisao; Vodafone
Puerto Rico 4 Liberty; Claro; DirecTV; Dish
Qatar 4 beIN, OSN, ART, Ooredoo
Romania 4 RCS-RDS/Digi TV, UPC, Telecom Romania, Orange TV
Russia 8 Akado, ER Telecom, MTS, Rostelecom, Beeline/Vimpelcom, NTV Plus, Tricolor, Orion
Rwanda 6 Zuku, DStv, StarTimes, StarSat; GOtv, Canal Plus
Saudi Arabia 5 ART, beIN, OSN, Invision, eLife
Senegal 5 Canal Plus, DStv, Orange; StarSat; Easy TV
Serbia 2 SBB, Telekom Srbija
Sierra Leone 4 DStv; Canal Plus; StarSat; StarTimes
Singapore 2 StarHub; SingTel TV
Slovakia 3 UPC, Skylink, Nova Digi/Slovak Telekom
Slovenia 5 Telemach, Siol TV, Total TV, T-2, Amis
South Africa 3 DStv, StarSat, GOtv
S Korea 9 CJ Hellovision; T Broad; D’Live; CMB; Hyundai HCN; KT Olleh; Skylife; B TV; LG U+
Spain 5 Ono/Vodafone; Canal Plus/Telefonica/Movistar; Euskatel; Orange; Telecable
Sri Lanka 2 Dialog; Peo
Sweden 6 Canal Digital; Viasat; Com Hem; Telia; Boxer; Telenor
Switzerland 3 Swisscom; UPC/Cablecom; Sunrise
Syria 3 beIN; OSN; ART
Taiwan 4 CHT; Taiwan Broadband; TWM; CNS
Tanzania 4 Zuku, DStv, StarTimes, StarSat
Thailand 2 TOT; Truevisions
Togo 4 Canal Plus, DStv, StarSat; Easy TV
Tunisia 3 beIN, OSN, ART
Turkey 5 Digiturk, D-Smart, Turksat, Turkcell, TTnet
Uganda 5 Zuku, DStv, StarTimes, GOtv, StarSat
Ukraine 1 Volia
UAE 5 eLife, Du, ART, beIN, OSN
UK 4 Sky; Virgin; BT; TalkTalk
USA 16 Comcast; Charter; Time Warner Cable; Brighthouse; Cox; Altice; Cablevision; Suddenlink; Mediacom; Cable One; Wide Open West; U-Verse; DirecTV; Fios TV; DISH Network; Frontier
Uruguay 2 Cablevision; DirecTV
Uzbekistan 2 Uztelecom; Uzdigital
Venezuela 4 Intercable; DirecTV; Movistar; CANTV
Vietnam 9 SCTV; VTVCab; HTV-CMS; VNPT; Viettel; FPT; K+; AVG satellite; AVG DTT
Zambia 5 Zuku, DStv, StarTimes, GOtv, StarSat
Zimbabwe 3 DStv, StarSat, GOtv

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