Internet TV Growth in the US Slowing Down

The IPTV market is feeling the aftereffects of natural disasters

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Due to the impact of hurricane Sandy and the slowdown in the expansion of Verizon's FiOS service, the US Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) market is decelerating.

Due to the impact of hurricane Sandy and the slowdown in the expansion of Verizon's FiOS service, the US Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) market is decelerating.

Market research firm IHS iSuppli have found that Verizon and T&T, the main providers of US IPTV, only got 326,000 subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2012 (October-December).

That is 19% below the same period of 2011, when they accumulated 402,000.

There is no question that the number of subscribers will keep growing, but there won't be any record breaking anymore.

By the time 2017 rolls around, the market will have matured.

As for sales, IPTVs will account for 13.4 million households with pay-TV accounts, or 10.8% of all pay-TV subscribers. Cable really isn't cutting it anymore it seems.

More facts and numbers can be found here.

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