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China and India lead in Pay TV subscriptions across the Asia-Pacific region

Pay-TV subscriptions in the Asia Pacific are expected to increase from a collective 438 million in 2015 to 536 million by 2021, according to Digital TV Research.

The Asia Pacific Pay TV Operator Forecasts report surveyed the top 65 operators across 17 countries in the region. Covering 87 platforms in total, these operators will climb from 81 percent of Asia Pacific pay-TV subscribers in 2015 to 83 percent by 2021.

The top ten operators will continue to account for two-thirds of subscribers over the next five years. Seven operators had more than 10 million subscribers by end-2015—and this number will increase to 12 operators by 2021. China and India dominate the operator rankings by subscribers.