The second quarter of 2014 saw global IPTV subscriptions rise to 106m. Quarterly net additions stood at 4.81m, the highest quarterly increase since Q1 2013. China, given the vast size of its market, not surprisingly accounted for the bulk of the new additions. Spain also deserves special mention where the market grew by 60% in one quarter, largely due to new customers for Moviestar’s enhanced sports coverage packages.
We must point out that this report only includes television services purchased from broadband operators, often as part of a package with other services. OTT operators such as Netflix as well as terrestrial cable and TV services are not included in this report.
The Asia- East region continues to dominant the IPTV landscape. The region consistently has more net additions than anywhere else so the large market share will undoubtedly continue for some time to come. Subscriber numbers for OTT video services are not included in this report but their presence provides strong competition, particularly in the North American and European regions.
There have been no changes since the last quarter to the countries featured in the IPTV top 10 list or the order in which they are placed. China has further consolidated its already unassailable lead and now boasts 34.8m subscribers. Spain , despite impressive quarterly growth of 60%, is still a few positions away from a place in the top 10.
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