Market Trends

5.5 million OTT Subscribers in Latin America

Buenos Aieres, Argentina, January 15, 2015-- The Latin American Video on Demand (VOD) Over the Top  (OTT) market reached  5.54 million paying subscribers in 2014. Dataxis estimates that, by 2018, the Latin American VOD OTT market will record a total of 16.25 million operational pay accounts.

26% of U.S. broadband Households Own a Streaming Media Device

Dallas, Tex., January 16, 2015--Smart home and IoT research from Parks Associates finds ownership and usage of connected devices is growing among U.S. broadband households.  Among its findings include that  26% own a streaming media device.

Consumers Expect More A la Carte Entertainment

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6, 2014–As the technology world converges at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a forward-thinking Irdeto global research survey finds that consumers expect to be using a mixture of a la carte Internet TV and pay TV services by 2020 as they search for the optimal viewing experience. The research revealed that only 18% of consumers in the US are expecting to watch most content through pay TV services versus 21% of UK consumers and 27% of US consumers expecting to watch most content through Internet TV services like Netflix or Amazon Prime versus 11% in the UK.

Small Unmanned Arial Systems Market to Exceed US$8.4 Billion by 2019

Oyster Bay, NY, January 5, 2015-- The Small Unmanned Arial Systems (sUAS) market will surpass US$8.4 billion by 2018 according to new research published by ABI Research entitled Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Solutions Ecosystem. By 2019 the Commercial sector will dominate the overall sUAS market with revenues exceeding US$5.1 billion (51% 2014 to 2019 CAGR), roughly 5 times larger than the Prosumer/Hobby market, and 2.3 times greater than the Military/Civil market segment.

LCD TV Shipment Forecast Revised Upward on Strong Consumer Demand for Larger Sizes

Santa Clara, Calif., January 5, 2015—After a year of weak growth for the LCD TV industry in 2013, worldwide shipment growth has accelerated every quarter in 2014, with total units rising more than 10% in Q3’14. The latest Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report from DisplaySearch, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), has raised the global forecast for 2014 LCD TV shipments to 223 million units, up 7% Y/Y on a unit basis and up 16% Y/Y on an area basis. The LCD TV shipment outlook for 2015 was also increased to 239 million units, as recent growth trends appear to be sustainable.

Latin American Pay TV Subscribers Surpasses 66 million

Buenos Aires, Argentina, January 2, 2015--The latest Dataxis research shows that Latin America reached the 66.08 million Pay TV subscribers by the end of the third quarter of 2014. Thus, the region increased its user base by 1.2% in the quarter.

76% of U.S. Households Have Netflix, DVR our Use On-Demand Services

Durham, NH, January 2, 2015--New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG) found that 76% of US households have a DVR, subscribe to Netflix, or use on-Demand (VOD) from a cable or Telco provider -- with 26% of households using two of the services, and 11% using all three.

Enterprise VSAT & Consumer Satellite Broadband Will Grow to 9.5 Million Subscribers by 2023

Wilmington, DE, December 23, 2014–NSR’s 13th edition of the VSAT and Broadband Satellite Markets report, released today, projects overall VSAT and broadband subscribers, excluding backhaul and trunking, will reach nearly 9.5 Million by 2023. This growth will be seen across fixed satellite services in traditional C/Ku/Ka wide-beam and Ku/Ka High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity.

Euroconsult's Latest Report Target Satellite Value Chain

Paris, France, December 22, 2014 - Euroconsult's latest report, Satellite Value Chain: The Snapshot, brings together a selection of key trends and indicators on supply and demand from Euroconsult's 2014 reports complemented by additional dedicated research on the commercial satellite business to give a snapshot of the commercial satellite value chain. Along with the introductory/overview section, the report includes sections on satellite manufacturing & launch services, satellite communications, Earth observation, and satellite navigation. 

4K TV Demand To Grow at 72% CAGR Through 2018

Dunstable, UK, December 19, 2014--4K TV sets are expected to ship 11.6 million units in 2014, up nearly 700% year on year, with China accounting for over 70% of worldwide demand. In Western Europe and North America, share of 4K demand in 2014 will represent 10% and 8% respectively, with demand expected to grow at 72% CAGR until 2018.