SVOD and Broadcast TV Will Have Same Viewing Times by 2023
According to a new report from Rethink Technology Research, 478 million SVoD subscribers today will grow to 743 million by 2023, with China having the most SVoD subscribers by 2023, but North America still driving the largest dollar volume . Meaning that in only four years, the global average viewing time for SVOD content will rise enough that it will equal the amount of broadcast TV watched.
This global forecast shows the stark contrast between the heavily AVoD Asia compared to the SVoD frenzy going on in the US and Europe. The US market will rise from a combined paid SVoD (including vMVPD) and reach 236.6 million subscriptions by the end of 2023, from a base today of some 146.5 million.
Europe and Asia will be neck and neck in SVoD revenues by 2023, but with far fewer subscribers in Europe, each paying significantly more than those in Asia, a region dominated by frighteningly large Advertising VoD streaming numbers.
Netflix will continue to lead in SVoD in both subscribers numbers (outside of China), but will make up 194 million SVoD customers out of 743 million globally by 2023, some 26% of total global subscribers. In the US Netflix today represents 44% of subscriptions, but will only be 31% of the increased US subscription levels by 2023.
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