Market Trends

Multichannel Video Subscription Count Drops by a Quarter Million in 2013

Monterey, Calif., March 19, 2014– The U.S. multichannel segment posted its first full-year decline in subscriptions, according to SNL Kagan estimates for cable, DBS and telco offerings at the end of 2013. While seasonally driven quarterly declines have become routine for industry watchers, the annual dip illustrates longer-term downward pressure even as economic conditions gradually improve. 

Consumer Expectations Remain High for OTT TV Service Experiences

Dallas, Tex., March 18, 2014--Connected home research announced by Parks Associates at TV Connect in London finds consumers expect the same TV user experience throughout their home, regardless of whether the service is offered via OTT, managed operator network, satellite, or other delivery mechanisms. Expectations also remain the same regardless of the receiving device, including set-top box or connected CE device.

M2M Satellite Communication Market To Reach US $4.763 Billion by 2019

Dallas, Tex., March 17, 2014--MarketsandMarkets recently conducted a study on the "M2M Satellite Communication Market [VSAT, AIS, Satellite Telemetry, Satellite Modems, Gateways, Managed Services, Business Services, and Broadband Services] - Worldwide Market Forecast and Analysis (2014 - 2019)", which analyzed and studied the major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America (NA), Europe (EU), Middle East and Africa (MEA), Asia Pacific(including Japan; APAC), and Latin America (LA).

Global Telecommunication Equipment Industry is Expected to Witness Modest Growth and Reach an Estimated US$ 214.5 Billion by 2017

Dublin, Ireland, March 14, 2014-- A new report by Research and Markets said that the global telecommunication equipment industry is expected to see modest growth and reach an estimated US$ 214.5 Billion by 2017 with 2.7% CAGR from 2014-17.

Global TV Market Contracts for Second Straight Year in 2013; China, Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe Suffer Rare Decline

El Segundo, Calif., March 13, 2014—The global television market shrank last year for the second year in a row after total shipments declined by 6 percent from already soft 2012 levels, accompanied this time by a rare deceleration in the liquid-crystal display (LCD) TV space in China, Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe, according to a new report from IHS Technology.

77% of U.S. Households Have HDTV

Durham, NH,  March 10, 2014 -- New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG) found that 77% of households in the United States have at least one high definition television (HDTV) set, and about 46% of all households have multiple HDTVs. Five years ago, 34% of US households had at least one HDTV, and 11% of households had more than one HDTV.

WTA Releases Fourth Annual Satellite Operator Benchmarks Report

New York City, March 6, 2014 – The World Teleport Association (WTA) today released Satellite Operator Benchmarks 2014, the fourth annual WTA global study. The study tracks, rates, and compares the operational and commercial performance of satellite operators, as experienced by a global sample of teleport operators, with the objective of strengthening the industry by driving self-improvement across all companies.


Global Video Management Software Market to Grow at a CAGR of 18.51% through 2018

New York City, March 5, 2014--TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Video Management Software market to grow at a CAGR of 18.51 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing security concerns. The Global Video Management Software market has also been witnessing the increasing demand for high-quality images. However, the lack of standardization could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

Tablets, OTT, Faster Broadband to make Today's TV Unrecognizable

Dublin, Ireland, March 3, 2014--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Requiem for the Television: Tablets, OTT, Faster Broadband to make Today's TV Unrecognizable" report to their offering. This report also considers the last major change in TV manufacturing.

Nearly 30% of U.S. Broadband Users Watch Video on their Phones

Barcelona, Spain, February 25, 2014-- At the Mobile World Congress this week, Parks Associates released results of a report showing roughly 29% of U.S. broadband users watch video on a mobile phone monthly, with the average user watching 1.7 hours of video on a mobile phone each week.