Market Trends

Ericsson Releases "IP Imperative" Paper

Stockholm, Sweden, July 16, 2014--Ericsson has released its second Game Changer paper, ‘The IP Imperative’, the latest installment in a six-part series that details the fundamental factors that are driving change across the TV and Media industry.

Irdeto Consumer Research Reveals Consumer Attitudes towards Pirated Content

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 11, 2014 – Viewing pirated content is much more prevalent amongst young people, while willingness to access pirated content generally decreases with age, according to a new global research from Irdeto. The research revealed that the majority of American (70%) and U.K. (72%) consumers are unlikely to watch pirated content. This is different in Asia and Australia. A much smaller proportion of respondents noted that they were unlikely or extremely unlikely to watch pirated content (40% Australia, 31% Singapore, 40% India and only 9% in Indonesia), leaving a large majority of consumers in Asia Pacific who are open to consuming entertainment through illegal means.

Global Connected TV Device Ownership Passes 1 Billion Units says Strategy Analytics

Boston, Mass., July 10, 2014--The global installed base of Connected TVdevices (including Smart TVs, Games Consoles, Blu-ray Players, Digital Media Adapters and Set-Top Boxes) will double over the next 5 years exceeding 2 billion units by 2018 according to the Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices (CHD) service report.

Over 2 Billion Smartphones to Ship in 2018, 1.25 Billion in 2014

London, UK,  July 9, 2014--ABI Research expects 1.25 billion smartphones to ship in 2014 and forecasts smartphone shipments to pass the 2 billion mark in 2018. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the forecast period from 2014 to 2019 is 12%.

Demand for Nano and Microsatellites Increasing Across All Applications

Wilmington, DE, July 7, 2014 – NSR'’s Nano and Microsatellite Markets report, released today, finds increasing reliability and capabilities driving uptake of 1-50 kg satellites across all applications, operators, and regions. In 2013 this nascent market surged into view with a trebling of total launches compared to 2012, and this higher launch rate will be sustained through the remainder of the decade and beyond. Opportunities exist to use nano/micro satellites both as a complement to existing GEO assets and as independent missions.

Global Fixed Broadband hits 690 million as IPTV Breaks 100 million Barrier

London, UK, July 3, 2014--At the end of March 2014, there were 690.1m fixed broadband lines worldwide according to Point Topic. Growth for the quarter stood at 1.9% which is the highest it has been for 12 months and a welcome increase on the previous quarter’s modest growth of 0.4%. We can expect to see continued growth in 2014 and 2015, with African and Middle Eastern countries featuring prominently.

Digital Signage Revenue Flattens Amid Competition from Rival Consumer TVs

El Segundo, Calif. July 1, 2014—The digital signage industry is facing a formidable challenge from cheaper, conventional TV panels that replace specialized custom products that long have differentiated the professional displays market, according to a new report from IHS Technology.

Passenger Connectivity Services to Reach US$ 2.1 Billion by 2023

Paris, France, June 26, 2014 – According to Euroconsult’s newly released report,Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity, the global in-flight connectivity market is expected to grow over the next 10 years, with over 12,900 commercial and 24,000 business aircraft providing in-flight connectivity to passengers by 2023. Along with the growth in installation, both the take-up rate and ARPU are expected to improve. As a consequence, total revenue from passenger connectivity services is expected to grow from $440 million in 2013 to $2.1 billion by 2023.

One Billion Digital TV Homes by Year-end

London, UK,  June 26, 2014--There will be more than 1 billion digital TV households across 138 countries by end-2014, up by 130 million on 2013 and by 461 million from the 590 million recorded in 2010, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. The Digital TV World Household Databook estimates that digital cable TV has become the most popular platform, with 374 million subscribers expected by end-2014. Digital cable overtook analog cable in 2013 and analog terrestrial in 2014. The number of homes paying for IPTV will more than triple between 2010 and 2014.

Connected Devices Driving Consumer and Enterprise Satellite Mobility

Wilmington, DE, June 23, 2014 – NSR’s Commercial Mobility via Satellite, 10th Edition report, published today, finds the need for device connectivity driving uptake of satellite-based mobility services for consumer and enterprise markets. By 2023, the market for satellite-enabled mobility solutions will be over 3.8 million In-service Units generating over $10.4 Billion in retail revenues.