Market Trends

Unmanned Aerial Systems Domestic Demand Falls: Suppliers Turn to Foreign Military and Commercial Markets

Mountain View,California, March 27, 2014-- Despite the withdrawal and reduction of troops from and Afghanistan, unmanned aerial systems (UASs) remain essential for conducting intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and strike operations. As Department of Defense (DoD) budgets for UASs decline, however, domestic UAS manufacturers must exploit opportunities in foreign military and the global commercial UAS market to stay afloat.

Content Management and Distribution Services Reach US$ 18 Billion According to Euroconsult

Paris, France,  March 25, 2014- According to Euroconsult's newly released research report, Video Content Management and Distribution, the global TV and video market is up US$ 31 billion since 2008 and is currently estimated at US$ 192 billion, with the production sector capturing the majority of revenues.

North America to add 5 mil. Pay TV Subscribers

London, UK, March 20, 2014--Despite all of the talk about cord-cutting, a new report from Digital TV Research  forecasts that the number of pay TV subscribers in North America will continue to  increase – despite a small decline in 2013. The Digital TV North America report  estimates that nearly 5 million more subscribers will be added between 2013 and  2020. However, pay TV penetration will drop from 87.0% in 2010 to 83.8% by  2020. 

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.