According to ABI Research, the global pay TV market added nearly 47 million subscribers in 2012, reaching a total of 864 million subscribers. The research house expects the market to reach 907 million subscribers in 2013.
In 2013, the worldwide IPTV subscriber base is expected to add more than 9 million subscribers to reach 79.3 million. The cable TV market is expected to remain strong and maintain the largest market share of the overall pay TV market in 2013. However, competition from IPTV is expected to cause cable’s market share to decline to 65.4% in 2013 from 66.2% in 2012.