Market Trends

Worldwide 4K TV Shipments Set to Surpass 30m Units in 2015

London, UK, July 30, 2015--According to the worldwide TV market report from Futuresource Consulting, 4K TV shipments are expected to grow by 147% in 2015, despite overall 2% fall in TV sales.

World Teleport Association Releases "Cybersecurity for Teleport & Satellite Operators" Research Report

New York City, NY, July 21, 2015–The World Teleport Association (WTA) today announced the release of a new FourNines research report: Cybersecurity for Teleport & Satellite Operators

New Applications Driving Satellite Communications Market

Newtown, Conn., July 15, 2015—With demand for satellite communications increasing, manufacturers are expected to produce more than 430 satellites over the next 10 years, according to Forecast International.

Global 8K TV Shipments to Approach One Million Units in 2019

Englewood, Colo., July 14, 2015--The advent of 8K broadcasting in Japan for the 2020 Olympics is expected to spur a new round of resolution increases, even though shipments have not yet started in serious commercial volumes. According to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, shipments of 8K ultra-high definition (UHD) resolution (7680 x 4320 pixels) TVs are expected to increase from 2,700 shipped worldwide in 2015 to 911,000 in 2019. The IHS 8K TV forecast hinges on the 65-inch screen size, which has by far the highest volume in production and will account for almost 80 percent of 8K TV shipments in 2019. 

NSR’s Satellite Capacity Study Finds HTS Essential as Traditional FSS Faces Challenges

Cambridge, MA, July 13, 2015 – NSR’s Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 12th Edition report, released today, projects demand for more than 7,700 transponders of traditional C-, Ku-, and widebeam Ka-band FSS capacity globally by 2024. NSR also forecasts over 3 Terabits of GEO-HTS, MEO-HTS, and LEO-HTS bandwidth demand, across a series of applications ranging from data to broadband access to mobility. With growth slowing and prices declining in traditional FSS markets, NSR expects a CAGR of less than 2% for traditional FSS demand; new markets will therefore need to be tapped and new possibilities unlocked through increased bandwidth efficiencies and lower cost per bit in order to fuel organic market expansion.

US$ 1 Billion in Capacity Revenues for Cellular Backhaul by 2025

Paris, France, July 9, 2015 - According to Euroconsult's newly released report, Prospects for Cellular Backhaul in Fast-Growing Economies, capacity revenues from cellular backhaul in fast growing economies could reach over $1 billion by 2025, up from around $550 million in 2014, corresponding to a 6% CAGR over the ten-year period. These numbers reflect a sustained increase in the number of sites using satellite backhaul, leading to around 37,000 sites by 2025. These forecasts also recognize a 14% CAGR in traffic carried that should reach around 150 Gbps by 2025, along with a corresponding 8% CAGR for capacity used in MHz reaching close to 45 GHz by 2025, when taking into account spectrum efficiency.

IoT and M2M Communication Market to Grow to US $947.29 Billion in 2019

Dallas, Tex., July 8, 2015--According to new market research report "Internet of Things Market & M2M Communication by Technologies, Platforms and Services (RFID, Sensor Nodes, Gateways, Cloud Management, NFC, ZigBee, SCADA, Software Platform, System Integrators), by M2M Connections, & by IoT Components) - Global Market Forecasts - 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, forecasting the IoT and M2M communication Market to grow from US$ 255.87 Billion in 2014 to US$ 947.29 Billion in 2019, at an estimated CAGR of 29.9% from 2014 to 2019.

Conditional Access Systems Market Expected to Reach US$ 4.73 Billion by 2022

New York, NY, July 7, 2015--According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research entitled "Conditional Access Systems Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2015 - 2022," the global conditional access systems market was valued at US$ 2.09 Billion in  2014 and is estimated to reach US$ 4.72 Billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 10.3% from 2015 to 2022. 

U.S. TV Station Owners' Retransmission Fees Expected to Reach US$ 10.3 Billion by 2021

Monterey, Calif., July 7, 2015--SNL Kagan has updated their industry retransmission (retrans) fee projections and now expect U.S. TV station owners' retrans fees to reach US$ 10.3 billion by 2021, versus the projected level of US$ 6.3 billion this year. U.S. TV station owners have continued to secure higher retrans fees in recent negotiations, with strong advances made at year-end 2014 from renewals and annual step-ups in existing contracts. While U.S. TV station owners have been successful at securing rising rates, broadcast networks have also been able to extract their share of rising fees, although SNL Kagan does expect continued growth for net retrans over time.

Pay TV Set-Top Box Market Contracts for the First Time in 12 Years

El Segundo, Calif., June 30, 2015--Pay TV operators purchased US$ 15.3 billion worth of set-top boxes (STBs) in 2014, down from US$ 15.9 billion in 2013. This decline represents the first contraction in the market since 2002, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. Shipments of pay TV STBs grew slightly in 2014 to 204.7 million units, an increase of just under 1 percent from 203.1 million units in the previous year; however, such modest shipment growth failed to compensate for the effects of price erosion in this highly competitive market.