The report said that rapid growth in mobile advertising was the key factor behind this growth. AVoD in the Asia Pacific region reached $10.73 billion by 2018, or 49% of the global total. Despite more than doubling to $25.14 billion by 2024, Asia Pacific’s share will fall to 45% – revealing that other regions will grow quicker.
Asia Pacific, from the $34.42 billion additional revenues to be generated between 2018 and 2024, will contribute $14.41 billion and North America $14.20 billion. All of the other regions will at least double their totals.
Digital TV Research principal analyst Simon Murray comemented, “China is the largest AVOD country – commanding 36% of the 2018 global total, with $7.78 billion. Similar to much of Asia, most OTT viewing in China is on mobile phones to AVod-supported platforms. China will still generate 29% of the global total by 2024 with $16.60 billion.”
It added: “However, the US will become the AVoD leader by 2023. Several large platform launches are expected in the near future in the US. The US will more than triple its AVoD total between 2018 and 2024 to $19.23 billion – or 34% of the global total.”