Asia-Pac Pay-TV Subs Base Reaches 446 Million


HONG KONG: The number of multichannel in homes in the Asia Pacific now stands at 446 million, reflecting a 57-percent penetration, CASBAA announced as its Convention kicked off in Hong Kong.

"The Asia Pacific remains a global engine room for the multichannel TV sector," said Simon Twiston Davies, the CEO of CASBAA. "Even as the rest of the world worries about overall economic indicators, the Asia pay-TV market remains in robust health."

In the last 12 months, the number of multichannel homes rose by 39 million, CASBAA said. The data indicates that Asia is home to more than half—53 percent—of global multichannel homes. In the region, 70 percent of viewers watch multichannel TV.