At the end of 2005 there were 21.1 mln Latin American households subscribing to multichannel television in the 19 countries surveyed. Over the next ten years Kagan forecasts the number of multichannel households in the region will grow at a 5.6% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR), breaching the 30 mln subscriber mark by 2012 and reaching 36.3 mln in 2015. Among the 19 countries surveyed, Kagan forecasts IPTV economies will develop in Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico and Bolivia. The model indicates IPTV households will come online in 2007 and the total subscriber base will reach 677K by 2015, accounting for 1.9% of the total multichannel base. Kagan estimates there were 4.5 mln households connecting to digital signals in 2005, just 3.9% of the Latin television households universe. Penetration of digital services into television households is expected to grow at a 17.4% CAGR over the coming ten years to reach 19.3% by 2015, translating to 29.7 mln digital television households.
|Multichannel TV subscriptions in Latin America|
|Source: Kagan Research|