Global IPTV subscriber numbers – Q1 2014

IPTV subscriptions top 100m for the first time

Point Topic tracks the take-up of IPTV subscription services across the globe every quarter. This report looks at the latest growth trends up to the end of Q1 2014.

Global IPTV growth and net additions

Global IPTV subscriptions have topped the 100m mark for the first time. The market grew by 4.8% in the first quarter of 2014, which matched the growth rate  achieved in the last quarter of 2013. There were 4.6m new subscriptions during the Q1 2014 period, taking the total number of subscriptions to 100.9m.

IPTV subscriber numbers and growth to Q1 2014Figure 1: IPTV subscriber numbers and growth to Q1 2014. Source – Point Topic

Regional IPTV growth and net additions

Eastern Europe reported the highest level of IPTV growth in Q1 2014 with net additions of 0.63m resulting in growth of 11.6%. East Asia, predictably given the size of the market, leads the way for net additions with 2.58m new subscriptions being added in the quarter, an increase of 5.7% on the Q4 2013 number.

Regional IPTV growth and net additions to Q1 2014 Figure 3: Quarterly regional IPTV growth and net additions to Q1 2014. Source – Point Topic

 

Top 10 IPTV subscriber countries

The top ten IPTV countries for Q1 2014 remains broadly static although the gap between the UK and the Netherlands is slightly larger than previously, with those two countries having swapped places a couple of times in recent times.

Top 10 IPTV countries in Q1 2014Figure 3: Top 10 IPTV countries in Q1 2014. Source – Point Topic

It should be remembered that this report only covers video services purchased from fixed broadband  operators, usually as part of a bundle of services. IPTV faces stiff competition from OTT providers as well as terrestrial and cable-TV networks whose subscriptions are not included in this analysis..

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The data used in this report is taken from Point Topic’s Global Broadband Statistics service. Please telephone +44 (0)20 3301 3303 or e-mail toby.french@point-topic.com for more details.