Coax CableTelco IPTV and satellite TV services continued to eat into market leading cable providers’ share of a growing global pay-TV market in 2013’s first half, according to a new report from Infonetics Research.

Video service revenue for cable and satellite pay-TV and telco IPTV continued growing in 1H 2013, rising 2% year over year to reach $110 billion, according to Infonetics’, “Pay TV Services and Subscribers” report.

Revenue for telco IPTV and satellite pay-TV providers continued to increase, fueled by subscriber additions and higher ARPU in “the critical regions of North America and Western Europe.”

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Other key takeaways from Infonetics’ report include:

  • Cable market share measured by revenue fell another percent in 1H13, primarily due to a slowdown in subscriber growth in the lucrative North American market, where video subscribers are declining at a pace of 1.5% to 2.5% annually
  • DirecTV remains the pay-TV revenue market share leader in 1H13
  • By 2017, Infonetics expects the global pay-TV market to hit $270 billion, a 2012–2017 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 5%

“Telco IPTV operators AT&T, China Telecom, and Deutsche Telekom continue to enjoy strong growth in new subscribers and ARPU, showing that competitive providers with differentiated services can successfully steal share away from incumbent cable operators,” principal analyst for broadband access and pay-TV Jeff Heynen was quoted in a press release.

“Whether it’s an improved user interface, multi-screen video, or even DVR services, there are marked differences that have allowed telcos to grow their subscriber bases at a time when others aren’t.”

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