IPTV to capture 14% of all TV subs by 2013

IPTV’s share of the overall pay TV subscriber base will grow from 3 per cent in 2008 to 14 per cent in 2013 at the expense of cable TV’s share, which will decline from 76 per cent to 61 per cent over the same period, according to a Media Forecast service by Pyramid Research.

“IPTV operators continue to make strong strides in gaining pay TV market share,” comments Ozgur Aytar, Senior Research Manager, Broadband & Media. “Pyramid Research estimates that IPTV will drive a global total of nine million net subscriber additions in 2008, 40 per cent of which will come from markets in the Asia/Pacific region.”

The Forecast also reveals that, with an increasing number of telcos deploying fibre amidst an increasing need to replace their fixed telephony business, FTTx networks are expected to account for close to 30 per cent of IPTV revenues in 2013.

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