The number of households with a broadband-enabled TV service has passed the 100 million mark for the first time, it has been reported.
According to Point Topic, there were 100.9 million IPTV customers - those taking connected TV services from a broadband provider - worldwide at the end of Q1 2014.
This was up by 4.6 million on the final quarter of 2013, representing a 4.8 per cent increase.
Point Topic revealed that China has the most IPTV customers with 32.7 million, ahead of France (14.8 million), the US (12.3 million) and South Korea (9.1 million).
Japan had 4.5 million IPTV customers at the end of Q1 2014, ahead of Russia (3.6 million), Germany (2.7 million) and the UK (1.9 million).
In Britain, IPTV subscriber levels have risen with the launch of TalkTalk and BT's YouView services.
These offer access to catch-up TV and on-demand content when users link their set-top box up to their broadband router.