Research from Dataxis has calculated that by 2021 pay-TV revenues in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar will have doubled from the $8 billion registered at the end of 2016.
Altogether these so-called SAARC countries represent close to a quarter of the world’s population. The study showed that India, the pay-TV superpower in the region, currently accounts for four-fifths of the region’s pay-TV revenues.
Dataxis also predicts a double-digit growth in pay-TV revenues for all other countries. Bangladesh and Myanmar are forecast to enjoy the highest growth.
In terms of pay-TV subscribers, Dataxis forecasts that the total SAARC pay-TV subscriber base will reach 270 million in 2021 compared with 210 million in 2016. Of this total, India is set to reach 215 million subscribers in 2021 compared with 177 million five years earlier.
Dataxis is going to share these results and discuss many more issues together with regional industry leaders at the 3rd Edition of the “NexTV Series India & SAARC 2017” scheduled for the 18th April at Taj Lands End Hotel in Mumbai.
The conference targets the pay TV industry across SAARC region and will bring together some of the high-profile industry speakers on one platform in Mumbai.