Market Trends

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.

Irdeto Survey Reveals Top Piracy Contributors

Singapore, June 18, 2014--New research results from Irdeto announced at BroadcastAsia 2014  explores consumer consumption patterns of video content confirmed top two reasons why people turn to piracy: lack of content availability and concerns over price. Two in three consumers in Australia, India and Singapore indicated that they are either ‘neutral’, ‘unlikely’ or ‘extremely unlikely’ to watch pirated video content, the survey also showed that concerns over security issues and poor quality pirated videos are major impediments to piracy.

Global Uptake of Ultra HD via DTH to Reach Nearly 300 Channels by 2023

Wilmington, DE, June 17, 2014 – NSR’s newly released Global Direct-to-Home (DTH) Markets, 7th Edition finds that by 2023, nearly 300 Ultra HD TV channels will be broadcast globally by Direct to Home (DTH) operators, with Ultra HD present in every region worldwide within the next decade. This exceptional growth will occur following the introduction of the first Ultra HD channels into DTH subscriber homes by late 2015, where consumers will be able to get their hands – and eyes – onto this ground-breaking content for the first time.

Pay TV Operators at the Top of the Set-top Box Food Chain

Scottsdale, Ariz., Jun 16, 2014--Pay TV Operators are at the top of the set-top box food chain, with hardware OEMs and semiconductor vendors both functioning in a supporting role. The largest operators are responsible for the functional definition and direction, and have significant ownership over at least the logical layers of the implementation. Multi-source supply agreements, in which operators purchase functionally equivalent units from multiple vendors, are the norm today. Therefore, operators have multiple bids whenever they need to purchase new units.

OTT and Multiscreen TV Drive Spending on Broadcast and Streaming Video Equipment

Campbell, Calif., June 4, 2014—Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Broadcast and Streaming Video Equipment and Pay TV Subscribers report, which tracks pay-TV subscribers and video equipment sold to telco IPTV, cable, and satellite TV providers.

Asia Pacific Compensates for North American Pay TV Revenue Losses

London, UK, May 28, 2014--Global pay TV revenues [subscription fees and on-demand movies and TV episodes] will climb to $209 billion in 2020, up from US$193 billion in 2013, according  to a new report from Digital TV Research. The Digital TV World Revenue  Forecasts report states that the fast growth years are over - as a point of  comparison revenues grew by $24 billion between 2010 and 2013. 

Point Topic Forecasts Fixed Broadband Lines will Reach Nearly 1 Billion by 2020

London, UK, May 22, 2014--Point Topic in its latest set of global broadband forecasts, predicts that the worldwide number of fixed broadband lines will reach 989.4 million by the end of December 2020.

Middle East/Africa Generates US$ 8 billion Pay TV revenues

London, UK, May 21, 2014--Digital TV penetration will reach two-thirds of total TV households in the Middle East & Africa region by end-2014; having crossed the halfway mark in 2011,  according to a new report from Digital TV Research. The Digital TV Middle East  & Africa Databook (covering 56 countries) estimates that digital TV penetration  will be 73.8% in the Middle East & North Africa (up from 64.3% in 2010) and 57.1%  in Sub-Saharan Africa (up from only 19.2% in 2010).

IPTV Providers Planning Significant Uptake of Set-Top Boxes

Campbell, Calif., May 20, 2014—Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2014 IP Set-Top Box Features and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey, which analyzes the trends and assesses the needs of service providers deploying IP set-top boxes (STBs) to deliver video services.