Market Trends

27% of U.S. Broadband Households Own a Streaming Media Device

Dallas, Tex., May 1, 2015--Parks Associates announced new research today showing 27% of U.S. broadband households now own a streaming media device and nearly 90% of these households have these devices connected to the Internet. The firm’s Q1 2015 consumer survey reveals more consumers bought a streaming media device than a Blu-ray player in the last 12 months and these devices have the highest connection rate among the top CE categories.

Euroconsult Forecasts Strong Growth in Latin America Satellite Market

Montreal, Canada, April 29, 2015 - According to Euroconsult's latest report, Satellite Communications & Broadcasting in Latin America, total satellite capacity usage increased at an 8% CAGR over 2009-2014, driven by growing requirements for satellite pay-TV (+1,600 channels), VSAT services (+50,000 VSATs), trunking and backhaul. Euroconsult projects total capacity leased to grow at a 10% CAGR over the next decade, translating to a total of over 330 Gbps of traffic flowing over satellite by 2024.

Linear TV via Satellite to Remain Robust in Face of OTT Threat

Wilmington, DE – April 28, 2015 – NSR’s newly released Linear TV via Satellite: DTH, OTT & IPTV, 8th Edition finds that, despite increasing concerns about web-based OTT video, the Linear TV via Satellite market will continue to show solid growth. By 2024 the market will see an increase of over 21,000 channels across both DTH and video distribution platforms. The proliferation of UltraHD, HD and SD channels, along with limited global impact from OTT platforms, enable linear TV via satellite to continue upwards over the next decade.

Nearly Half of U.S. Broadband Households Have Privacy or Security Concerns about Smart Home Devices

Dallas, Tex., April 17, 2015--Research firm Parks Associates reports 47% of U.S. broadband households have privacy or security concerns about smart home devices. The connected home industries need to formalize strategies, such as consumer privacy rights, in order to push these markets forward, according to Parks Associates, which will discuss these topics next month at INTX: The Internet & Television Expo and CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference.

Global 4K Display Market to Reach $52 Billion in 2020

Santa Clara, Calif., April 20, 2015–Strong promotion of 4K display resolutions from TV makers, display manufacturers and distribution channels has successfully increased consumer awareness and boosted 4K LCD TV penetration in 2014, according to a new report from IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS).  While 4K is best known as a feature in high-end LCD TVs, starting this year 4K displays will emerge in all major display applications, including desktop monitors, notebook PCs, OLED TVs, digital signage, smartphones, and tablet PCs.

GEO and Non-GEO High Throughput Satellites to Propel Satellite Backhaul

Wilmington, DE – April 16, 2015 – NSR's newly released Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 9th Edition finds a robust market increasingly impacted by the much deliberated Non-GEO-HTS programs, specifically LEO-HTS presenting both challenges and opportunities for the industry.  A diverse set of market segments are expected to grow at mixed levels, with current and next-generation solutions generating healthy revenue streams from $1.7 billion in 2014 to $5.3 billion by 2024.

Worldwide Fixed Broadband Lines reach 714 million at year end 2014

London, UK, April 15, 2015--The last quarter of 2014 saw the global fixed broadband subscriptions continue to rise with the total standing at 714m at the end of the year. Growth for the quarter was 1.1%, a modest decrease on the 1.2% growth recorded for the previous quarter.

4% Wholesale Service Revenues Growth for MSS Operators in a Challenging Market

Paris, France, April 15, 2015 - According to Euroconsult's latest report, Mobile Satellite Communications Markets Survey: Prospects to 2024, the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) industry faces multiple challenges, including increasingly omnipresent mobile VSAT, troop withdrawals, government budget reductions, and unfavorable economics in the shipping industry. The future of the MSS industry now depends on how fast MSS operators can adapt to this new market environment.

Untapped In-Flight Connectivity Market Represents Huge Potential for Satellite Industry

Wilmington, Del., April 9, 2015 –NSR’s Aeronautical Satcom Markets, 3rd Edition report released today,  forecast commercial aircraft connectivity markets to reach retail revenues of US $3.2 billion by 2024. In-flight connectivity (IFC) FSS Ku-band and HTS installs on wide-body and narrow-body airplanes will drive the market growth.

OTT Streaming to Hit 100 million Subscribers in 2015

London, UK, April 9, 2015--Direct-to-consumer initiatives such as HBO Now and Sling TV herald a new era in online streaming as premium, stand-alone services based on content once exclusive to traditional pay TV hit the market. While free, ad-supported, and bundled multiscreen streaming has driven huge usage volumes accoridng to new analysis by Ovum.  The analysts believes that a new era of streaming entertainment is upon us.