MRG, Inc.

December 07, 2009 07:00 ET

Global IPTV Forecast Exceeds 2009 Prediction by 2M Subscribers

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - MRG announces the November 2009 edition of the IPTV Global Forecast -- 2009 to 2013, which is the latest update to its May 2009 edition. The new report uses the most recent information on over 800 IPTV deployments around the world, and includes a forecast for IPTV subscribers, service revenue, and system revenue from 2009 to 2013. Additionally, it forecasts over 28 discrete market sectors in 4 geographic regions.

Because the 2009 subscriber total exceeded the last forecast by 2 million, the new forecast indicates that global IPTV subscribers will grow from 28 million in 2009 to 83 million in 2013, a compound annual growth rate of 31%. The European region will continue to lead in IPTV deployments in 2013 with 48% share, followed by Asia, North America and Rest of World.

"Now that the economy seems to be improving, and Service Providers are still reporting solid growth, this Fall edition has adjusted the forecast accordingly," stated Jose Alvear, MRG IPTV Analyst. "This was done in response to the better-than-expected growth exhibited by the major Service Providers around the world in 2009."

Total service revenue for 2013 is projected at US$38 billion, also up sharply from the last forecast. MRG's new report includes added information on strategies and new services being added to IPTV offerings. "Consumers are beginning to understand the advantages of IPTV," says Gary Schultz, MRG President. "Simultaneously, IPTV Operators are facing more competition, driving rapid investment in both infrastructure and new services."

The four regions analyzed include a breakdown of capital spending, service revenue, and DSL & IPTV subscribers; and seven discrete IPTV system sectors, including Access Systems, Video Headends, Video-on-Demand, Set-top Boxes, Middleware, Content Protection/Digital Rights Management, and System Integration/Professional Services.

Designed for senior management at hardware/software suppliers, content aggregators, Telcos, IPTV Operators, venture capital firms and financial institutions, the report is available immediately.

Information about the IPTV Global Forecast: 2009 to 2013 (November 2009) report is available at or, contact Rob Smith at, or, 1-408-453-5553 (San Jose, CA, USA). The price of this 109-page (indexed) report is $3,995 USD for a printed copy, and $5,200 USD for a PDF format Departmental License. It is free to subscribers of the IPTV Tracking Service.

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