Digital TV Research reported that households using digital TVs numbered 576 million worldwide at the end of 2010, having grown by 338 million since the start of 2006. The research, from the Digital TV World Databook, further indicates that digital TV penetration had reached 42.5 percent worldwide at the end of last year, an impressive figure that may strike some as surprisingly low, given the market push toward advanced digital TV services (and in countries like the U.S., a government-led push away from analog).
The report puts IPTV's take of the glonal market at about 35 million at the end of 2010, with most of that subscriber base--roughly 31 million--having been added since 2006. Digital TV Research called IPTV a $6 billion market revenue-wise.
- see this BroadbandTV News report
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