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Worldwide cable TV households grow

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.

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