Asia Pacific drives global digital TV growth
China and India will take the lead in the number of digital TV homes for the next five years. Indonesia will take the sixth place. Based on forecasts for 138 countries, the number of digital TV homes will increase by more than 1 billion between 2010 and 2020 to 1.65 billion. A report by the Digital TV Research reveals that the total will climb by 134 million homes in 2015 alone.
By 2020, 93 countries will be completely digital compared with only 17 at end-2014. About 124 countries will have more than 90% digital penetration by 2020.
The number of digital TV households in Asia Pacific will increase by 400 million between 2014 and 2020, with 93 million to be added in 2015 alone. The region will supply two-thirds of the 608 million digital TV household additions between 2014 and 2020.
China will boast 454 million digital homes by end-2020 – or 27% of the global total – up by 169 million on 2014. India will overtake the US to take second place in 2015. India will add 95 million digital TV homes between 2014 and 2020 to double its total.
Brazil will take fourth place and Russia fifth by 2020. Indonesia will leap to sixth place (from 23rd in 2014), by adding 43 million digital TV households.