- Out of 53 countries in Asia, 20 are already having or planning to have their own national satellites.
- Asia is expected to account for 40 percent of the world's GNP within the next 25 years. By 2040 half of gIobal output will be made in Asia.
- Asia Pacific Television Households have been growing steadily from 380 million in 1990 to 430 million in 1995.
- Currently Cable and Television Penetration of TV households is around 82 million or 19 percent. It is estimated that this figure will reach 33 percent by 2000 and 47 percent by 2005.
- 28 percent of TV households own a VCR with the highest in Australia and lowest in India.
- Addressable TV households in Asia are 115 million. This is estimated to increase to 171 million by 2005. 34 million homes will be reached by modem fibre-optic cable system by 2000.
- Demand seems to justify investment in interactive TV services in Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Korea and Taiwan in the next 5 years or so. Over the next 10 years, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines would have a good potential. China, India and Indonesia do not look good for development of interactive services at least over the next 10 years.