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The number of digital TV homes will increase by 1.08 billion between 2010 and 2021 to 1.67 billion – or up by 185%, according to the new edition of the Digital TV World Household Forecasts report. Covering 138 countries, the digital TV total will climb by 120 million in 2016 alone – and by half a billion between 2015 and 2021.
Global digital TV penetration will reach 98.3% of television households by 2021, up from 40.4% at end-2010 and 74.6% at end-2015. By 2021, 98 countries will be completely digital compared with only 24 at end-2015 and two at end-2010.
The number of digital TV households in the Asia Pacific region will increase by 314 million between 2015 and 2021, with 84 million to be added in 2016 alone. The region will supply nearly two-thirds of the 497 million global digital TV household additions between 2015 and 2021.
Sub-Saharan Africa will more than double its base over the same period, with Latin America nearly doubling its total. The number of digital TV homes in Eastern Europe will triple between 2010 and 2021.
Published in April 2016, this 310-page electronically-delivered report comes in two parts:
• A 68-page PDF file providing a global Executive Summary and Comparison Tables.
• An excel workbook providing forecasts for each year from 2010 to 2021 for 138 countries, comparison tables and ranking tables.