Sri Lanka success for DTH
July 2, 2015
By Chris Forrester
Sri Lanka is enjoying a DTH satellite pay-TV boom, says Dataxis Intelligence. Q1 2015 saw growth of 42.3 per cent (y-o-y) says the research company.
The Sri Lanka pay-TV market is modest, with some 662,000 subscribers (cable and DTH) at the end of 2014 and growing to 724,000 at the end of March 2015. Dataxis says that the total number of digital TV satellite base is now at 506,700.
Sri Lanka had 31,000 digital pay-TV cable subs at March 31st 2015, an increase of 40.9 percent y-o-y. The overall cable audience (including analogue) is 86,000 while Sri Lanka Telecom-backed IP (Pedo TV) has 132,000 subs.
Dataxis is forecasting that overall pay-TV subs will grow to 1.45 million by 2018.