Market Trends

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.


World Teleport Association Releases the Top Teleport Operators of 2014 Survey

New York City, September 3, 2014–The World Teleport Association (WTA) has opened its global email survey for the Top Operators of 2014 rankings. The Top Operator rankings, published annually by WTA since 2004, are the world's only rankings of top teleport operating companies serving media, data and voice markets.

TV in the Personal Media Era: Three Scenarios

Montpellier, France,  September 2, 2014 – At a time when Netflix is shaking up classic video distribution models, IDATE is releasing its latest report on the future of television, delivering an analysis of ongoing disruptions in TV content distribution. It explores the dramatic changes in viewer behaviour and industry structure, and predicts how stakeholders’ role in the equation will evolve over time, through qualified global market data up to 2025.

84% of US Households Subscribe to a Pay TV Service

Durham, NH, September 2, 2014--New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG) finds that about 84% of households nationwide subscribe to some form of pay-TV service. While the reported number of pay-TV subscribers has been fairly flat over the past four years, occupied housing in the US has grown. Consequently, penetration of pay-TV among residential households has waned from its peak in 2010 following the digital transition.

More 4K UHD TV Sets Shipped in Q2’14 than in All of 2013

Santa Clara, Calif., September 1, 2014— More 4K ultra-HD (UHD) TV sets were shipped in Q2’14 than shipped all year in 2013. According to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, 2.1 million sets were shipped in Q2, compared to 1.6 million in 2013. Brands introduced their 2014 model ranges in Q2, with a clear focus on 4K as the “must-have” consumer feature for high-end television viewing.

Mobile Internet Will Continue to Drive Mobile Revenues

Singapore, August 25, 2014--In 1Q 2014, the worldwide mobile service revenue increased 0.58% year-on-year (YoY) to US$264 billion according to ABI Research, and the aggregate service revenue for 2014 will grow 2.9% YoY to US$1.01 trillion, mainly driven by the robust growth of the mobile Internet market. Proliferating mobile data subscriptions and enhanced network capacity will drive global mobile Internet service revenue to US$456.7 billion by 2019—44.7% of total mobile service revenue. Despite global service revenue growth, the Western European market is declining: 1Q 2014 service revenue declined 5.2% YoY.

Point Topic Publishes 40 New Country Reports on the State of Fixed Broadband

London, UK, August 21, 2014--Point Topic has published 40 brand new reports looking at the state of fixed broadband on a country-by-country basis.  The reports focus on the number of subscribers, year-on-year growth, population penetration and ISP market shares within each country.

The Internet of Things Will Drive Wireless Connected Devices to 40.9 Billion in 2020

London, UK, August 20, 2014--According to an updated market forecast from ABI Research, the installed base of active wireless connected devices will exceed 16 billion in 2014, about 20% more than in 2013. The number of devices will more than double from the current level, with 40.9 billion forecasted for 2020.