The number of pay-TV subscribers in Latin America is forecast to climb from 72.02 million by end-2016 to 83.56 million by 2021, according to Digital TV Research.
The region’s pay-TV market is dominated by DirecTV/Sky and Claro/America Movil, which will together account for nearly half the region’s pay-TV subs by end-2016. This share will be maintained for the next five years.
The Latin America Pay TV Operator Forecasts report, which surveyed 130 platforms across 18 countries, finds that 25 operators will collectively generate 88 percent of Latin American pay-TV subscribers by end-2016. The 25 featured operators will continue with their 90-plus percent share of Latin American pay-TV revenues for the next five years.
DirecTV/Sky and Claro together will take 62 percent of the 2016 total, though this share will fall slightly by 2021. Latin American pay-TV revenues will grow from $18.31 billion in 2016 to $19.82 billion by 2021.