OTT Platform Statistics In India Reveals Promising Growth

Today Selectra brings you the real truth about OTT platform statistics in India. How are the OTT platforms faring in the entertainment industry? Are subscribers getting their money’s worth?


We have for you some solid data-driven results that will prove that OTT platforms are indeed capturing the attention of the masses. The data is based on thorough research and detailed research by authoritative bodies.

What’s more? This is a factual analysis of the OTT media in India alone. We have collected for you facts pertaining to the Indian OTT industry and presented them in a simple way for your better understanding.

OTT platforms growth statistics

Did you know that OTT platforms are today the most sought-after means of entertainment? Lockdowns and the pandemic have propelled the usage of OTT platforms by viewers across the globe. Here are some useful insights that you can read to understand the growth of OTT platforms and how it has influenced viewers in 2021.

OTT Streaming Hours

Source - Comscore

  • Apps responsible for 82.5% of OTT streaming hours in the USA
  • Netflix
  • YouTube
  • Amazon Video
  • Hulu
  • Disney+

Hours spent in Video streaming

In Q4, 2020, 240 billion hours were spent on video streaming apps.

Devices Used for OTT streaming

  1. 89% of users stream videos via mobile devices.
  2. 58% of users stream videos via TV Apps.

Growth rates of devices for streaming content- 2020-2021

Data: unscreen

  1. Smart TVs experienced the biggest growth
  2. Tablets are being used 43% more often,
  3. Desktops are being used 38% more,
  4. Mobile phones are being used 29% more

Data consumption rates for device resolution settings on mobiles

Data: The Mobile Indian

Netflix

  1. Low: 0.3GB per hour
  2. Medium: 0.7GB per hour
  3. High: HD will consume 3GB per hour
  4. 4K ultra HD will consume 7GB per hour.

Amazon Prime Videos

  1. Data saver: 0.12GB per hour
  2. Good: 0.18GB per hour
  3. Better: 0.72GB per hour
  4. Best: 1.82GB per hour

Hotstar

  1. Full HD (1080p): 1.3GB per hour
  2. High (720p): 639MB per hour
  3. Medium (360p): 249MB per hour

JioCinema

  1. Low: 0.17GB per hour
  2. Medium: 0.51GB per hour
  3. High: 1GB per hour in HD

YouTube

  1. 2160p: 5.5-23.0GB per hour
  2. 1440p: 2.7-08.1GB per hour
  3. 1080p: 2.5-4.1GB per hour
  4. 720p: 1.2-2.7GB per hour
  5. 480p: 480-660MB per hour
  6. 360p: 300-450MB per hour
  7. 240p: 180-250MB per hour
  8. 144p: 30-90MB per hour

Consumer Subscription Behaviour for OTT platforms

Data: Unscreen

  1. 86% of subscribers over the globe wish to maintain their subscriptions
  2. 61% prefer the same subscription
  3. 25% wish to add new subscriptions
  4. 14% wish to decrease their subscriptions.

Growth rates of OTT platforms in India

Source - Statista

  1. The revenue from OTT platforms rose to approximately 19 billion Indian rupees in the fiscal year 2020. It is expected that by 2022, this will rocket up to 46 billion rupees.
  2. 2019-2020 sees Highest Annual Growth For Indian Entertainment Digital Market
  3. The market value for digital media growth rate in India has recorded a hike of 49 per cent across the entertainment industry during 2019 -2020.
  4. Online gaming follows an 18 per cent growth rate.
  5. Indian Digital media market values at 235 billion Indian rupees in 2020, estimated to hit 424 billion rupees by 2023.
  6. In 2020, Video Subscriptions revenue dominates digital media with over 42 billion Indian rupees, expected to reach 83 billion rupees by 2023.
  7. Audio subscription revenue over 1 billion rupees.
  8. Revenue from OTT in India reaches more than two billion U.S. dollars in 2020. 7 billion is expected by 2026.
  9. Disney+ Hotstar, NetflixAmazon Prime Video, and YouTube prove to be major contributors.
  10. Paying Indian subscribers come to 29 million in 2020 with 53 million video subscriptions.
  11. The film entertainment market's overall revenue exceeds 70 billion Indian rupees in 2020.

OTT Platforms at a glance

Now we take you through a short and quick journey, bringing you some well-known facts about various OTT platforms. Disney Plus Hotstar-Growth Statistics And Facts

Data: Statista

  1. Disney+ Hotstar leads as OTT provider with 29 percent.
  2. Jio TV ranks second with 23 percent and Amazon Prime Video stays at third place.
  3. Disney+ Hotstar reported over 16 billion Indian rupees revenue in 2020

Source - Media Partners Asia

  1. India will enjoy one billion video screens by 2024.
  2. 85% of Indian Subscribers will be broadband-ready by 2024.
  3. OTT streaming industry ready to invest $1 billion in content only in 2021
  4. Direct to consumer SVOD subscribers expected to grow to 193 million by 2026
  5. SVOD revenues will reach above $1.8 billion by 2026 from $800 million in 2021.

Netflix Growth Statistics And Facts

Sources: Statista, Business of apps

  1. Netflix had 192.95 million paid subscribers worldwide as of the second quarter of 2020
  2. Now reports have it that almost 208 million are paying Netflix subscribers (Q1 of 2021).
  3. Ireland had the biggest Netflix media library in the world, with 6,379 titles available on the platform as of January 2021.
  4. The second was Malaysia with 6,361 titles, followed by Indonesia and the Philippines.
  5. Other countries featuring in the top ten included Canada and Czechia, with over 6,100 titles available on Netflix each.
  6. In Q1 2021, there were 74.38 million paying viewers in the United States and Canada.
  7. Netflix offers around 1,300 recommendation clusters, based on viewer preferences.
  8. Watching Netflix accounts for 8% of the entire video viewing time.
  9. The average age of the major category of Netflix users falls in the range of 35-44 years.
  10. 41% of viewers are unpaid Netflix users.
  11. Netflix reported over 9 billion Indian rupees revenue in 2020

Netflix annual revenue

Did you know how much Annual revenue Netflix earns? Take a look at the worldwide revenue from 2011 to 2020.

Year Revenue
2011 $3.1 billion
2012 $3.5 billion
2013 $4.3 billion
2014 $5.4 billion
2015 $6.7 billion
2016 $8.8 billion
2017 $11.6 billion
2018 $15.7 billion
2019 $20.1 billion
2020 $24.9 billion
Netflix revenue by region

You can have a better idea with this region-wise comparison

Year US & Canada EMEA Latin America Asia-Pacific
2018 $8.28 billion $3.95 billion $2.22 billion $0.94 billion
2019 $10.05 billion $5.54 billion $2.78 billion $1.46 billion
2020 $11.45 billion $7.77 billion $3.13 billion $2.37 billion
Netflix ARPU by region
Year US & Canada EMEA Latin America Asia-Pacific
2018 $11.28 $10.2 $7.53 $9.19
2019 $13.22 $10.51 $8.18 $9.07
2020 $13.51 $11.05 $7.12 $9.32
Netflix profit
Year Profit
2012 $50 million
2013 $228 million
2014 $403 million
2015 $306 million
2016 $379 million
2017 $839 million
2018 $1.6 billion
2019 $2.6 billion
2020 $4.5 billion

Netflix annual subscribers

Year Subscribers
2011 21.5 million
2012 25.7 million
2013 35.6 million
2014 47.9 million
2015 62.7 million
2016 79.9 million
2017 99 million
2018 124.3 million
2019 151.5 million
2020 192.9 million
Netflix subscribers by region
Year US & Canada EMEA Latin America Asia-Pacific
2018 64.7 million 37.8 million 26 million 10.6 million
2019 67.6 million 51.7 million 31.4 million 16.2 million
2020 73.9 million 66.7 million 37.5 million 25.4 million
Most viewed Netflix Originals films
Film Views
10. Fatherhood 74 million
9. Project Power 75 million
8. Army of the Dead 75 million
7. Enola Holmes 76 million
6. The Old Guard 78 million
5. Murder Mystery 83 million
4. 6 Underground 83 million
3. Spenser Confidential 85 million
2. Bird Box 89 million
1. Extraction 99 million
Most viewed Netflix Originals TV series
TV Series Views
10. Fate: The Winx Saga 57 million
9. Emily in Paris 58 million
8. Sweet Tooth 60 million
7. Queen’s Gambit 62 million
6. Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness 64 million
5. Stranger Things S3 64 million
4. Money Heist S4 65 million
3. Lupin S1 70 million
2. The Witcher 76 million
1. Bridgerton 82 million

Amazon Prime

Source - Statista

  1. In March 2020, Amazon Prime Video had over 38 million unique visitors in India
  2. Amazon Prime’s net revenue was 386.06 billion U.S. dollars in 2020, an increase from 280.52 billion US dollars in 2019.
  3. Amazon Prime is currently available in 19 countries.

Year of Amazon Prime countries across the globe:

Country Year of Amazon Prime launch
Germany, Japan, United Kingdom 2007
France 2008
Italy 2011
Canada 2013
India 2016
Mexico 2017
Turkey 2020

Breakdown of Amazon Prime’s subscription services revenue:

Year Annual net sales of subscription services
2014 $2.76 billion
2015 $4.47 billion
2016 $6.39 billion
2017 $9.72 billion
2018 $14.17 billion
2019 $19.21 billion
2020 $25.21 billion

Disney+ Hotstar Facts

Source - Media Partners Asia, Techcrunch

  1. Disney+ Hotstar provides over 100,000 hours of TV entertainment as content and movies across 9 languages
  2. Disney Plus Hotstar India to reach 46 Million Subscribers by December 2021.
  3. As of May 2021, there are around 34 million subscribers in India, which makes around a third of global Disney Plus subscribers
  4. Disney Plus subscribers enjoy 103.6 million subscribers across the globe.
  5. Disney Plus Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video India, and Netflix together account for an 80% market share of subscribers and revenues in 2021.
  6. Disney tops expectations with $17.02 billion in revenue Vs the $16.76 billion expected,
  7. Disney earns earnings per share of 80 cents, above the expected 55 cents.
  8. Revenues grew 57% to $4.3 billion across Disney’s direct-to-consumer business
  9. Disney’s operating loss declined from $0.6 billion to $0.3 billion
  10. Disney+ crossed 100 million subscribers after just 16 months of operation.
  11. In Q3, ARPU declined from $4.62 to $4.16

AltBalaji

The number of unique visitors on ALTBalaji reaches over 6 million in March 2020 (Statista)

Youtube

Source: Business of apps, eMarketer, WSJ

Here’s an interesting collection of data regarding the growth and progress of YouTube.

  1. $19.7 billion revenue was generated in 2020, which is a 30.4 per cent increase y-o-y.
  2. Over 2.3 billion people across the globe access YouTube at least once a month
  3. YouTube Premium enjoyed 30 million subscribers in 2020

YouTube revenue

Year Revenue
2010 $0.8 billion
2011 $1.3 billion
2012 $1.7 billion
2013 $3.1 billion
2014 $4.2 billion
2015 $5.5 billion
2016 $6.7 billion
2017 $8.1 billion
2018 $11.1 billion
2019 $15.1 billion
2020 $19.7 billion

YouTube users

Source: YouTube

Year Users
2012 0.8 billion
2013 1 billion
2014 1.1 billion
2015 1.2 billion
2016 1.4 billion
2017 1.5 billion
2018 1.8 billion
2019 2 billion
2020 2.3 billion

OTT Subscriber Statistics

Source - India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

  1. OTT sector sees an increase of 30% in the number of paid subscribers. The number of paid users increase from 22.2 million to 29.0 million (March and July 2020)
  2. The Top five metro cities account for 46% of the total OTT video platform subscribers
  3. Regional content on OTT platforms attracts 90% of consumers while 7 % watches English content.
  4. ZEE5 achieves a viewership of 437.4 million (March 2020 to April 2020)
  5. Indian OTT market expects to reach Rs 237.86 billion (US$3.22 billion) by FY25- IBEF

Quotes on OTT platforms growth in India

Shailesh Kapoor, Founder & CEO - Ormax Media, said: “India’s OTT audience universe is rapidly growing, and an accurate estimation of market size is a crucial strategic component in a growing category. While streaming companies have data on usage and subscription of their own platforms, there is no industry-level audience research available to size and profile the Indian OTT market at large. This research, which will be conducted in the same period every year, aims to plug this significant data gap in the streaming industry in India”.

Conclusion

We have summarized the data regarding the statistics involved in the OTT industry and presented them here in an attractive way for your better understanding. We have collected this data from reliable sources ad extend our gratitude to all the sites that have helped us compile this article.

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