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Latin America SVOD Forecasts

Latin America SVOD Forecasts

Nearly a fifth of Latin America’s TV households will pay for an SVOD [subscription video on demand] package by 2021, up from 10.9% by end-2016. Mexico (28.3%), Chile (23.9%) and Argentina (23.5%) will have the highest penetration rates by 2021. However, penetration will only be 12.0% in Venezuela by 2021 – reflecting the country’s economic and political woes.

The Latin America SVOD Forecasts report (covering 18 countries) estimates 31.81 million SVOD subscribers by 2021, up from 12.19 million in 2015. 

Simon Murray, Principal Analyst at Digital TV Research, said: “Brazil will account for 36% of the region’s SVOD subs by 2021, with Mexico bringing in a further 26%. So, these two heavyweights will contribute nearly two-thirds of the SVOD subs by 2021.” 

Murray continued: “Despite losing market share, Netflix will still account for more than half of Latin America’s SVOD subscribers by 2021. Demonstrating rapid growth, Claro Video will bring almost another fifth – so Netflix and Claro Video together will account for 70% of the 2021 total.”


Published in November 2016, this 134-page PDF and excel report contains comprehensive coverage of the SVOD sector for 18 countries. The report comprises:

Executive Summary.
Major SVOD players, including subscriber estimates by country (2010 to 2021) for the major platforms.
Country-by-country forecasts from 2010 to 2021
Country profiles

18 countries and 69 platforms covered:
Country No of ops Operators
Argentina 6 Netflix; Blim; Claro Video; Telefonica On Video; Arnet Play; HBO
Bolivia 2 Netflix; Blim
Brazil 5 Netflix; Globo Play; Claro Video; Sky; HBO
Chile 5 Netflix; Blim; Claro Video; Movistar Play; HBO
Colombia 5 Netflix; Blim; Claro Video; Movistar Play; HBO
Costa Rica 4 Netflix; Blim; Claro Video; Movistar Play
Ecuador 4 Netflix; Blim; Claro Video; Movistar Play
El Salvador 4 Netflix; Blim; Claro Video; Movistar Play
Guatemala 4 Netflix; Blim; Claro Video; Movistar Play
Honduras 3 Netflix; Blim; Claro Video
Mexico 4 Netflix; Blim; Claro Video; HBO
Nicaragua 4 Netflix; Blim; Claro Video; Movistar Play
Panama 4 Netflix; Blim; Claro Video; Movistar Play
Paraguay 3 Netflix; Blim; Claro Video
Peru 3 Netflix; Blim; Claro Video
Puerto Rico 2 Netflix; HBO
Uruguay 5 Netflix; Blim; Claro Video; Movistar Play; HBO
Venezuela 2 Netflix; Blim

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