Market Trends

Consumer Demand for Cloud DVR Technology: 45% Find It Very Appealing

Dallas, Tex., August 1, 2014--Over 45% of U.S. pay-TV subscribers find cloud DVR technology very appealing, according to new research from Parks Associates. The report Cloud DVR: The New Face of Television notes that consumers show particular interest in unlimited storage space and two-week catch-up services for video. With the Supreme Court omitting cloud DVR in its 2014 Aereo ruling, pay-TV providers can experiment with these cloud services as strategies to build subscriber loyalty and increase revenues.

Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Services to Generate US$ 248 Billion in the Next Decade

Paris, France, July 31, 2014 - According to Euroconsult's newly released research report, Satellites to be Built & Launched, 115 satellites will be launched on average yearly over the next decade (2014-2023). In comparison with last year's forecast, the number of satellites is stable while market value is growing, thus translating the growing economic importance of the sector, for both governments and commercial satellite companies.

GPS Tracking Devices to Break US$ 3.5 Billion in 2019

London, UK, July 29, 2014--Health, commercial/enterprise, wearables, and iBeacons will help to revive the GPS tracking device market, with ABI Research forecasting the market to reach over US$ 3.5 billion in 2019.

Bandwidth Demand for Maritime Markets to Exceed 160 Satellite Transponders

Wilmington, DE, July 28, 2014 - NSR's Commercial Mobility via Satellite, 10th Edition report finds the maritime market will dominate demand for FSS satellite capacity in large part due to cruise ships, offshore platforms and merchant maritime customers.

Ultra-High-Definition TVs Make Gains but Still Lack Market Penetration According to IHS

El Segundo, Calif. July 23, 2014—Ultra-high-definition televisions (UHD TVs) continued to make slow and steady inroads throughout the world, but their share of the overall flat-panel TV market remained minimal by the end of May, suggesting that UHD TV pricing in the market remains too high to gain meaningful share, according to a new report from IHS Technology.

Satellite TV revenues to Reach US$ 100 billion

London, UK, July 23, 2014--Satellite TV revenues for 138 countries will reach US$ 99.9 billion in 2020, up from  US$ 87.8 billion in 2013 and US$ 69.3 billion in 2010, according to a new report from Digital  TV Research. Covering 138 countries, the Global Satellite TV Forecasts report estimates that Asia Pacific and Latin America will show strong growth. However,  revenues will fall in Western Europe as competition from other platforms increases.

204 million Connected TV Devices by 2017

Port Washington, New York, July 23, 2014 – By 2017 there will be 204 million connected TV devices linked to the Internet and able to deliver apps to viewers, more than double the projected number of U.S. Internet households.  These devices include video game consoles, streaming media players, Blu-ray Disc players, and TVs.  According to the latest NPD Connected Intelligence Connected Home Forecast, ownership of connected TV devices is expected to grow 100 percent by 2017.

Survey Explores What Passengers Demand From In-Flight Wi-Fi

Phoenix, Ariz., July 22, 2014-- In its second annual survey, Honeywell Aerospace  finds that in-flight Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly influential on a passenger's buying and wireless usage behavior, including flight selections and, in some cases, paying more for a specific flight.

Global pay-TV Market to Generate US$ 280.4 Billion in 2014, with 45% of Subscribers Watching HD Content

Singapore, July 21, 2014--​The worldwide pay-TV market continues to grow in Q1 2014. According to ABI Research’s Market Data, the total pay-TV subscriber base is expected to surpass 936.4 million at the end of 2014, generating US$ 280.4 billion in service revenue.

New NSR Satellite Capacity Report Projects Healthy Demand Playing Catch Up with Supply

Wilmington, DE, July 21, 2014 --NSR’s Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 11th Edition report, released today, projects new supply of over 3,000 new transponders and 2+ Tbps of HTS capacity fueled by risk-taking from key operators will far outstrip demand growth over the next decade. This demand growth will center on video/DTH, mobility, enterprise data/trunking and broadband access, and evolve in both developed and developing regions. Yet, despite the reality of oversupply in a few regions and bands, NSR projects the market will grow by 76%, from about US$ 11.8 Billion currently to US$ 21.1 Billion by 2023.