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Ovum's Telco TV Forecast provide projections of growth in telco TV connections, revenues, ARPU, and subscriber market share, covering 67 individual country markets, as well as aggregated forecasts for all of the world's major geographic regions and subregions.


  • The global base of TV connections delivered by telcos or telco-controlled pay-TV operators is set to expand at a 4% CAGR to reach 310.9 million by 2021, by which time telcos will account for 28% of total subscriptions.
  • IPTV will remain the dominant telco TV delivery platform, supporting 65% of connections by the end of the forecast period, compared with 23% and 13% for satellite and cable, respectively.
  • M&A has played a substantial role in boosting the existing telco TV footprint.However, Ovum expects the recent wave of major telco TV acquisition to slow down in the coming years.

Features and Benefits

  • Splits telco TV subscriber growth projections to 2021 by delivery platform (IPTV, cable, satellite).
  • Provides telco TV revenue and ARPU estimates and projections to 2021.
  • Tracks the evolution of Telcos' share of the overall pay-TV market

Key questions answered

  • How big is the telco TV market in terms of connections, revenues, and market share?
  • What are the average revenue per user (ARPU) levels generated by telco TV and how are these expected to evolve over the next five years?
  • What are the regional differences in the telco TV landscape in terms of market share and delivery platform distribution?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Telco TV Forecast: 2016–21

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