Report: More homes pay to watch TV as multi-screen offerings proliferate

The number of homes worldwide paying to watch television continues to rise, despite a popular view that people are turning to online alternatives, according to informitv. The research and consultancy company publishes the quarterly Multiscreen Index, which shows an overall increase in the digital subscriber numbers of 100 leading pay-television services around the world, across the board, by region or mode of delivery. It was also found that 60 per cent of pay-TV services in the Index now deliver to multiple screens other than a traditional television, including smartphones, tablets and other network-connected devices. The 100 multichannel pay-TV services in the Multiscreen Index cover over 30 countries and generally each has more than a million digital television subscribers. They collectively represent around 320 million subscribing homes worldwide. Report