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A study of 505 pay-TV operators across 135 countries by Digital TV Research has found that two-thirds of providers are set to increase their revenues between 2018 and 2024 as over 75% make customer additions.

digitTVres pay TV 20June2019The Global Pay TV Operator Forecasts report also found that the top 50 operators accounted for two-thirds of the world’s pay TV subscribers by the end of 2018, with the proportion not expected to change over the next five years. The top ten operators took 45% of the total the end of 2018.

In keeping with other recent studies, it has made into the pay-TV market, Digital TV Research found that subscription and PPV revenues for the operators will fall by $21 billion between 2018 and 2024 to $161 billion. Nearly all of the pay-TV revenue losses will fall to the top 10 players. Nine of the top 10 operators in 2018 will lose revenues over the next five years.

Looking at individual players, the Global Pay TV Operator Forecasts study pinpointed China Radio and TV as the world’s largest pay-TV operator by a clear margin with185 million subs by the end of 2018, representing 18% of the global total. This was as much as the next four operators combined. However, China Radio and TV is projected to lose 25 million subscribers between 2018 and 2024, mainly to faster broadband driving IPTV uptake and a spike in OTT users through more content choice.