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Pay-TV subs to pass 1bn worldwide in 2014

The number of pay-TV subscribers will exceed 1bn in 2014, according to US firm Pyramid Research, with IPTV’s star expected to continue rising.

The report forecasts that the number of IPTV subscriptions worldwide will exceed 100mn by the end of 2014, with fibre-delivered services contributing a much larger share (compared to copper-based DSL networks) than currently.

Meanwhile, cable TV’s share of the global pay-TV subscriber base is expected to fall from 66% in 2011 to 58% by 2014, according to the latest Media Forecast report from Pyramid Research.

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