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IPTV stole the limelight from the satellite TV, said in a research report conducted by the Digital TV Research. The research shows that IPTV subscribers topped the number of the satellite TV subscribers in the Asia Pacific Region in the year 2015.

According to the fifth edition of Digital TV Asia Pacific Region Forecast that covers 22 countries, they foresee that by the year 2021, there will be an increase in number of the IPTV subscribers that it might reach up 123.5 million. China will be one of the big contributors, with 78.4 million of the total subscribers will come from this country.

“From 61.1 percent in 2015, Pay-TV penetration will climb up to 69.2 percent. There will be an additional 127 million subscribers,” added by Simon Murray, principal analyst at Digital TV Research.
“As time goes by, it impresses that there is an increase in the digital pay-TV penetration. Looking back in 2010, they have 21.2 percent, and it goes up to 44.9 percent in 2015, and might attain 68.3 in 2021. A number of Digital pay-TV subscribers will nearly multiply by four as it has 164 million in 2010 and might achieve the amount of 639 million by 2021.”

“In year 2021, there will be 329 million pay-TV households that will be provided by China and 178 million coming from India. On the other hand, there will be a drop off in the legitimate pay-TV penetration in Indonesia by 32.6 percent, Australia by 31.7 percent and Thailand by 30.2 percent.”

The report also forecasts that additional 314 million will be added to the digital TV homes wherein 107 million of it will come from the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), it may happen between 2015 and 2021. Because of this, analogue terrestrial homes will be falling by 158 million.

Regarding income, the research presumes that pay-TV will attain $40 billion in 2021; for it reach $24 billion in 2010 and up to $31 billion in 2015, with digital pay-TV income tripling from $14 billion in 2010 to $39 billion in 2021.

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