According to Q317 data from research firm Dataxis, 60 million pay-TV subscribers have been added to global numbers since Q316. Asia‐Pacific has the highest number of pay-TV subscribers, accounting for 62 per cent in Q317, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.5 per cent between Q316‐Q317.
The total number of pay-TV subscribers in Q317 has reached 1.073 billion from 1.013 billion in Q316, growing at a compound annual growth of 1.2 per cent. Almost 80 per cent of the world subscriber base is coming from Asia Pacific and Europe. Africa and Middle‐East, although contributing only 3 per cent to the world pay-TV total numbers, are among the fastest growing regions, with 2.7 per cent and 2.5 per cent, respectively. North and Latin America have shown flat growth between Q316-Q317.
Dataxis believes that Linear OTT is showing some traction, growing at a CAGR of 13 per cent, which is highest growth among all the reception types. Linear OTT is most popular in Asia‐Pacific, Europe and Africa Middle‐East. IPTV is the second highest growing reception type after Linear OTT, at a CAGR of 7 per cent. Most of the IPTV subscribers are coming from Asia‐Pacific and Europe.
CATV is showing downward trend in almost all the regions but still contributes more than 50 per cent of the pay TV subscriber base worldwide. DTH and DTT are almost flat in terms of subscriber growth.