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India to be Largest DTH Market in the World, Says Frost & Sullivan

December 03, 2012

India to be Largest DTH Market in the World, Says Frost & Sullivan

By Shankar Pandiath
TMCnet Contributor

According to Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert), the Growth Partnership Company India is set to become the largest direct-to-home (DTH) market in the world.

According to the study conducted by Frost & Sullivan, the DTH industry will reach the 100-million subscriber mark by 2018, expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.2 percent.

The DTH market is on its exceptional growth path in India, but the Internet Protocol Television (IPTV (News - Alert)) market is lagging far behind. IPTV, still in its nascent stage, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 79.5 percent to touch the 6-million subscriber mark by 2018.

The dismal performance of IPTV markets can see stupendous growth if the current weak state of broadband penetration and poor infrastructure is restructured.

According to a Frost & Sullivan analyst, "Riding high on the digitization mandate, the DTH market is on an unprecedented growth trajectory, and India is set to become the largest DTH market in the world. Growing television penetration, emerging middle class and rising disposable income has resulted in increased spending and rising demand for quality viewing experience.”

The briefing, to be held on December 4, will benefit all stake holders, including DTH and IPTV vendors, OFC manufacturers and equipment vendors, telecom operators, set top box manufacturers and distributors, telecom operators, broadcasters, Internet Service Providers and multiple system operators.

The briefing will provide forward projections for the Indian Pay TV services market. Emerging trends in DTH and IPTV market in the Indian landscape will be the central point of briefing.

‘The Information and Communication Technologies Practice’ at Frost & Sullivan, will also be hosting an Analyst Briefing (Webinar) on “The Direct-to-Home, DTH and Internet Protocol Television, IPTV Market in India” on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. IST. This briefing will discuss an overview of the changing landscape in the Pay TV services market in India.

It will focus particularly on the opportunities and key trends in the market, and identify the key enablers to expedite the growth of the industry.

Frost & Sullivan has been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector, and the investment community for more than 50 years. It creates dynamic platforms for growth by investing in 360-degree research, comprehensive industry coverage and advisory and consulting services.

Its global footprint of more than 40 offices around the globe lends gravitas to the inputs it provides and the services it offers.

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Edited by Braden Becker
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