The Emerging Pay TV and OTT Video Market in Asia-Pacific (2019 to 2024) – Analyse how IPTV and OTT Video Compare –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “The Pay TV and OTT Video in Emerging Asia-Pacific: Trends and Forecasts 2019-2024” report has been added to’s offering.

Retail revenue from OTT services in emerging Asia-Pacific (EMAP) will grow more rapidly than that from traditional pay-TV services in the next 5 years.

This forecast report analyses how IPTV and OTT video compare as they compete for consumer spend in the region. It presents the scale of, and differences between, these dynamics in China, India and other countries in the region.

This report provides:

  • Forecasts for the number of pay-TV households and services, premium OTT video users, their retail revenue (spend) and average spend per user (ASPU)
  • Forecasts split by pay-TV platform: cable (analogue and digital), IPTV, pay DTT, satellite, and operator OTT; operator OTT and third-party OTT are split by category of OTT video service – linear channels, linear events, TVoD (rental), TVoD (ownership) and SVoD
  • Forecasts for seven individual countries and the EMAP region as a whole.

Key Metrics

  • Pay-TV households and connections
  • OTT video users
  • Retail revenue (spend)
  • ASPU

Pay-TV is split by the following access technologies:

  • Cable (analogue and digital, CATV)
  • IPTV
  • Pay digital terrestrial TV (DTT)
  • Satellite (DTH)
  • Operator OTT
  • Third-party (non-operator) OTT

OTT video is split as follows:

  • Linear – channels (paid-for and free)
  • Linear – events
  • TVoD (rental and ownership)
  • SVoD (paid-for and free)

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive summary

  • The traditional pay-TV retail revenue in emerging Asia-Pacific will peak in 2023
  • Cable TV retail revenue will stop growing during the forecast period, the growth in satellite revenue will stall and IPTV will account for future revenue growth
  • Retail revenue from both traditional pay-TV and OTT video will grow in almost all countries in EMAP, but OTT video will now account for the majority of growth

2. Regional trends

  • Geographical coverage: traditional pay-TV penetration varies significantly by country; the household penetration of premium operator OTT services is low
  • Traditional pay-TV take-up will saturate during the forecast period; operator OTT services will generate almost as much revenue as traditional pay-TV by 2024
  • OTT video retail revenue will be dominated by SVoD because many linear services are being bundled free of charge, rather than paid for separately
  • Customers will migrate away from cable and satellite and towards IPTV; new revenue growth will come from IP services
  • SVoD will continue to be the most important type of OTT video service in the region during the forecast period, primarily due to China’s scale

3. Country-level trends

  • China: China Mobile’s IPTV licences have created a step-change in the market: the future for IPTV is positive and cable TV will flounder
  • China: BAT have boosted the number of paying subscribers to their OTT video services; there will be 397 million OTT video users in 2024 as a result
  • India: the New Tariff Order creates a less favourable commercial market for pay-TV providers, so they are looking towards OTT for revenue growth
  • India: OTT video continues to be consumed primarily for free; the future of paid-for services depends on how operators approach bundling
  • Indonesia: the second- and third-largest players are likely to drive price competition, but the incumbent, Telkom, will grow its customer base
  • Indonesia: bundling OTT video services alongside telecoms services for free is the norm
  • Malaysia: Astro still dominates the pay-TV and OTT market, and Telekom Malaysia’s future role in TV is unclear
  • Malaysia: free bundling of OTT video services is commonplace

4. Forecast methodology and assumptions

  • Our spend forecasts focus on the direct flow of money between consumers and OTT video providers
  • How we classify OTT video services in this forecast

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