Market Trends

Satellite Operator Financials Facing Significant HTS Impact

Cambridge, MA, October 1, 2015--NSR’s Satellite Operator Financial Analysis (SOFA), 5th Edition, published today, finds that as GEO-HTS payloads continue to become more prevalent, satellite operator business models are encountering dramatic effects, including altered CAPEX cycles, lower backlogs, and falling revenues per transponder.

New Survey Highlights Sky-High Demand for In-flight Broadband

London, UK, October 1, 2015 – A new survey of more than 6,000 airline passengers reveals the very strong demand for in-flight broadband services that exists among Europe’s aviation passengers.  This demand is seen across all age groups and those travelling for either business or leisure.

Significant Growth and Consolidation Expected in the Maritime Sector in the Coming Years

Paris, France, September 29, 2015 - According to Euroconsult's newly published report, Maritime Telecom Solutions by Satellite, Global Market Analysis & Forecasts, the value of the global maritime satellite communications market will double over the next decade, with a CAGR of 6% in terminals and 8% in revenue over the 10-year period.

Mobility and Throughput Key to Unsettled Government & Military Satcom Market

Cambridge, MA, September 21, 2015 – NSR’s newly released Government and Military Satellite Communications, 12th Edition report forecasts demand from global government and military customers for satellite communications continues to grow – but challenges persist in terms of budgets, proprietary versus commercial offerings, and how new technologies fit into the Government and Military users’ agenda.  With more than 80 Gbps of HTS capacity demand, and more than $8 Billion in Retail Revenues by 2024, there continues to remain bright spots of activity in what looks to be an improving market in a disputed spending environment.

World Teleport Association Opens the Top Teleport Operators of 2015 Survey

New York City, NY, September 16, 2015–The World Teleport Association (WTA) has opened its global email survey for the Top Operators of 2015 rankings. The Top Operator rankings, published annually by WTA since 2004, are the world's only rankings of top teleport operating companies serving media, data and voice markets.

Significant Supply Expansion for Earth Observation Industry

Paris, France, September 16, 2015 - According to the 8th edition of Euroconsult's newly published report, Satellite-Based Earth Observation: Market Prospects to 2024, over 400 civil and commercial Earth observation (EO) satellites (>50kg) are expected to be launched over the next decade compared to 179 over 2005-2014.

SPB TV Reveals New Global Trends in OTT TV use

Amsterdam, September 12, 2015–SPB TV AG, a  global provider of end-to-end OTT TV, IPTV and mobile TV solutions, showcased mobile TV innovative technology at this year’s International Broadcasting Convention. SPB TV AG also presented new original insights and findings from its OTT TV Survey 2015 with new trends and developments in OTT TV use globally and in emerging markets, based on the audiences input.

SES Sees Ultra HD Steadily Gain Momentum

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, September 11, 2015--SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) sees important steps and a continuous strong drive towards an accelerated uptake of Ultra HD – also known as 4K – by consumers, broadcasters and the industry.With the first Ultra HD channels on air, the innovative technology that allows for four times the resolution and picture sharpness of HD is gaining traction, especially in Europe, North America and Asia.

Ultra HD TV Impresses Consumers And Will Feature In 61% of Global TV Sales By 2020

Boston, MA, September 9, 2015–-Ultra HD is on track to become an established feature of TVs by 2020, according to Strategy Analytics’ latest predictions. Falling prices, increased retailer support and strong customer satisfaction are the main reasons for Ultra HD TV’s success. Strategy Analytics now predicts that global sales of Ultra HD TVs this year may exceed 30 million units, and by 2020 61% of annual TV sales will be Ultra HD. The analyst firm also predicts that more than 20% of households in leading markets will be using Ultra HD services from pay TV or online video providers by 2020.

83% of U.S. Households Subscribe to a Pay TV Service

Durham, NH, September 7, 2015--New consumer research from Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG) finds that about 83% of all households nationwide subscribe to some form of pay-TV service. The percentage of households that subscribe to a pay-TV service is down from 87% in 2010, but up from 81% in 2005.