The number of digital TV homes will double between 2011 and 2017 to 1,323 million, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
Based on forecasts for 80 countries, The Digital TV World Household Forecasts report estimates that global digital penetration will climb from 48.6% at end-2011 to 86.7% by 2017.
Of the 648 million digital TV homes to be added between 2011 and 2017, 259 million will come from digital cable. Primary free-to-air DTT homes will bring in a further 174 million, with pay DTT adding 5 million. Pay IPTV homes will increase by 114 million.
Global analogue TV households will fall to 202 million by end-2017 with analogue penetration to drop from 51.4% at end-2011 to 13.3% by end-2017, according to the report.
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