02.26.2007 04:45 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
80 million to subscribe to IPTV service by 2011, says report
Over the next five years, the number of IPTV households will grow from just under 6 million homes worldwide in 2006 to more than 80 million in 2011, according to a new report from researcher Strategy Analytics.
The report, "Global IPTV Forecast: Homes, Users and Subscribers," finds that many subscribers to IPTV will not be paying directly for TV programming or services, but will use IPTV free-of-charge as part of a package of bundled broadband services. The report predicts that the number of households worldwide paying for IPTV services will rise from 3.3 million in 2006 to 40.9 million in 2011.
To read an executive summary of the report, visit: www.strategyanalytics.com