Rising consumer demand for TV content and the roll-out of new voice, video and data services is allowing cable TV operators to maintain a market leadership position in both pay-TV services and telecommunications service bundling, according to researcher In-Stat.
Recent In-Stat research has found:
- Out of the 1.2 billion TV households worldwide, 355 million are currently cable TV households;
- Total worldwide cable TV households are still increasing, although at a modest pace. At the end of 2005, there were 349 million worldwide cable TV households.
- China, with 106 million cable TV households, and the United States, with 69 million cable households, are the two largest cable TV markets.
- Worldwide cable modem service revenues are on track to reach $26 billion in 2006, up from $22 billion in 2005.
For more information, visit: www.in-stat.com.
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