Market Trends

Akamai Releases Second Quarter 2014 ‘State of the Internet' Report

Cambridge, Mass. – October 6, 2014 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), a provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, released its Second Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds and broadband adoption across fixed and mobile networks, overall attack traffic, global 4K readiness, IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation, and traffic patterns across leading Web properties and digital media providers.

Half a Billion Connected TV Devices But Fragmentation is Increasing

Boston, Mass., October 3, 2014-- The latest research from Strategy Analytics' Connected Home Devices team, the Global Connected TV Device Tracker, shows that the number of connected TV devices installed globally reached just short of 500 million devices in Q2 2014, an increase of 7% over Q1. The research covers all connected TV devices such as smart TVs, smart blu-ray disc players, games consoles and digital media streamers.

New NSR Report Finds Satellite Operators Driving Efficiencies via HTS and Acquisitions

Wilmington, DE– September 30, 2014 - NSR's Satellite Operator Financial Analysis (SOFA), 4th Edition, published today, finds that operational efficiency is more important than ever for satellite operators, with many taking a multi-pronged approach to increasing productivity. This trend is not limited to acquisitions, but also extends to HTS payloads being launched.

OTT Revenues to Reach to US$ 42 billion by 2020

London, UK, September 25, 2014--Global online TV and video revenues (over fixed broadband networks for 51 countries) will reach US$ 42.34 billion in 2020; up from US$ 3.96 billion recorded in 2010 and the US$ 19.03 billion expected in 2014, according to a new report from Digital TV  Research. 

Global RF Devices Market for Smart TV and Cellular Devices Forecast to 2018

Dallas, Tex., September 24, 2014--Global RF Devices market for Smart TV is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 12.26% over the period 2013-2018. Global RF Devices market for Cellular is projected to grow at 16.2% CAGR over the period 2013-2018.

HTS Revenues to Overtake FSS in Battleground Applications

Wilmington, DE, September 12, 2014-- High-Throughput Satellites (HTS) has oftentimes been synonymous with Consumer Broadband services in developed countries; however, NSR’s Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 11th Edition report forecasts HTS revenues for key applications overtaking traditional FSS C-, Ku-, and Ka-band revenues by 2023.

OTT to Reach nearly Half the World’s TV Households by 2020

London, UK, September 11, 2014--The number of households watching online TV and video (over fixed broadband  networks and across 51 countries) will reach 706.53 million in 2020, up from 196.90  million in 2010 and the 374.43 million expected in 2014, according to a new report  from Digital TV Research. 

Global Survey of Media Executives Reveals that 4K Ultra HD TV is Headed for Broad Adoption

Luxembourg, September 9, 2014 – Since it was first announced, 4K Ultra High Definition Television (4K UHDTV) has been met with both excitement and skepticism within and outside of the media industry. According to new research from satellite operator Intelsat , 4K UHDTV will be main stream within 10 years.

Paving the Conditions for a FSS Sector Rebound

Paris, France, September 4, 2014 - According to Euroconsult's newly released research report, Satellite Communications & Broadcasting Markets Survey, Forecasts to 2023, the FSS sector had revenue growth of about 2.2% in 2013, a significant slowdown compared to that of the past several years. But the sector is currently in an investment phase, a condition necessary for new growth which is seen on the horizon. The industry must address multiple challenges in the coming years to facilitate new growth, both in mature and emerging regions.

Streaming Media Closing in on Traditional TV as Users want “Anywhere Access”

Stockholm, Sweden, September 4, 2014--The latest edition of the annual Ericsson ConsumerLab TV & Media Report, which launches today, has found that streaming video is now almost level with traditional TV watching, with 75 percent of consumers watching streamed content several times a week, compared to 77 percent who watch scheduled broadcast TV programming several times a week.