European IPTV and the digital divide

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By the end of 2011, 34.3m households took a pay IPTV subscription as their primary TV service. Estimates are that these figures will more than double over the next five years, reaching 76.5mn by the end of
2016. Revenues are expected to increase from 6.2bn U.S. dollars in 2011 to 11.9bn U.S. dollars in 2016. However, penetration will remain relatively low, with only 5% of the world’s TV households expected to subscribe to IPTV platforms by 2016.1 This study deals with the digital divide in Europe in terms of a) adopting
service providers – IPTV inequality between regarding service providers; b) households subscribers – IPTV
inequality between regarding households subscribers; and c) inequality between EU countries and other European countries with regard to consumer expenditures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-47
Number of pages14
JournalRomanian Journal of Communication and Public Relations
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013


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