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Digital TV World Databook

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Digital TV World Databook
Published: May 1, 2016 Content info: 482 Pages

This publication has been discontinued on May 16, 2017.


Global digital penetration climbed from 40.4% of TV households at end-2010 to 74.6% by end-2015, according to the latest edition of the Digital TV World Databook. About 584 million digital TV homes were added in 138 countries between 2010 and 2015. This doubled the digital TV household total to 1,170 million.

Global TV households by platform (million)

                     Source: Digital TV Research Ltd.

From the 584 million digital homes added between 2010 and 2015, 156 million came from primary DTT [homes taking DTT but not subscribing to cable, satellite TV or IPTV]. Digital cable contributed a further 231 million. There were more pay IPTV additions (88 million) than pay satellite TV ones (67 million). However, there were still 398 million analog TV households (terrestrial and cable) by end-2015, although this was down from 863 million at end-2010.

From the digital TV households additions between 2010 and 2015, 381 million were in the Asia Pacific region; more than doubling its total to 608 million. China became the largest digital TV household nation in 2010, rising to 339 million digital TV homes (29% of the world's total) by end-2015.

The number of pay TV households (analog and digital) reached 907 million by 2015, up from 716 million in 2010. Asia Pacific increased by 126 million - or two-thirds of the global additions - during this period to bring its total to 520 million.

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Table of Contents

Published in May 2016, this 482-page electronically-delivered report comes in two parts:

  • An 80-page PDF file providing a global Executive Summary, Ranking and Comparison Tables.
  • An excel workbook for the 138 countries listed below as well as summary tables and comparison tables.
Data for 138 countries:
AlbaniaAlgeria AngolaArgentina
BrazilBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundi
DR CongoRep CongoCosta RicaCote d'Ivoire
CroatiaCyprusCzech Rep.Denmark
Dominican Rep.EcuadorEgyptEl Salvador
Eq GuineaEstoniaEthiopiaFinland
GuineaHondurasHong KongHungary
NetherlandsNew ZealandNicaraguaNiger
PolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatar
RomaniaRussiaRwandaSaudi Arabia
SenegalSerbiaSierra LeoneSingapore
SlovakiaSloveniaSouth AfricaSouth Korea
SpainSri LankaSwedenSwitzerland
Zambia Zimbabwe   

Data (2010-2015) contain the following detail for 138 countries:

Austria digital TV data
2010     2011     2012     2013     2014     2015 
TV households(000)
Digital cable subs(000)
Analog cable subs(000)
Pay IPTV subscribers(000)
Pay digital satellite TV subs(000)
Digital free satellite TV homes (000)
Analog satellite TV households (000)
Analog terrestrial households (000)
Primary FTA DTT households (000)
Primary Pay DTT households (000)
Digital homes (000)
Analog homes (000)
Pay TV subscribers (000)
Total DTT homes (000)
Digital cable subs/TV HH
Analog cable subs/TV HH
Pay IPTV subs/TV HH
Pay satellite TV/TV HH
Digital free satellite TV/TV HH
Analog satellite TV/TV HH
Analog terrestrial/TVHH
Primary pay DTT/TV HH
Digital/TV HH
Analog/TV HH
Pay TV Subs/TV HH
Stand-alone digital cable subs (000)
Dual-play digital cable subs (000)
Triple-play digital cable subs (000)
Stand-alone pay IPTV subs (000)
Dual-play pay IPTV subs (000)
Triple-play pay IPTV subs (000)
Revenues (US$ million)
Stand-alone digital cable revs
Dual-play digital cable TV revenues
Triple-play digital cable TV revenues
Digital cable TV subs revenues
Digital cable TV on-demand revs
Digital cable TV revenues
Analog cable TV subs revs
Cable TV revenues
Stand-alone IPTV revenues
Dual-play IPTV revenues
Triple-play IPTV revenues
IPTV subscription revenues
IPTV on-demand revenues
IPTV revenues
Satellite TV subscription revenues
Satellite TV on-demand revenues
Satellite TV revenues
DTT subscription revs
DTT on-demand revenues
DTT revenues
Subscription revenues
On-demand revenues
Total revenues
Average Revenue Per User (ARPU - US$)
Stand-alone digital cable subs
Dual-play digital cable TV subs
Triple-play digital cable TV subs
Average digital cable (subs & VOD)
Analog cable TV subs
Stand-alone IPTV subs
Dual-play IPTV subs
Triple-play IPTV subs
Average IPTV (subs and VOD)
Pay satellite TV (subs)
Pay satellite TV (subs and PPV)
Pay DTT (subs)
Pay DTT (subs and PPV)
Average monthly ARPU
Source: digital TV research Ltd.
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