Market Trends

Global Digital TV Conversion to Be Completed by 2020

London, UK, May 14, 2014--Based on forecasts for 138 countries, the number of digital TV homes will increase  by more than 1 billion between 2010 and 2020 to 1.68 billion – or up by 185%,  according to a new report from Digital TV Research. The Digital TV World  Household Forecasts report estimates that the digital TV total will climb by 131 million in 2014 alone.

Global Smart STB and Dongle Market will Grow at a CAGR of 25% through 2018

Dublin, Ireland, May 12, 2014--The Global Smart STB and Dongle market will grow at a CAGR of 24.99 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the latest trends being witnessed in the market is the integration of smart STBs with smart TVs and media players. Instead of purchasing a separate smart STB or dongle, users can buy a smart TV that is integrated with a smart STB, which allows them to directly connect to the internet, stream media, and access subscribed content.

Futron Releases the 2014 Space Competitiveness Index

Bethesda, MD, May 8, 2014--The United States remains the leader in space competitiveness, but is the only nation to decline for seven straight years. As other countries enhance their space capabilities while the U.S. navigates uncertain transitions, its currently unique convening power in setting the global space agenda is not guaranteed, according to the just relesed Futron 2014 Space Competitiveness Index.

Euroconsult Provides Detailed Roadmap to the Global Military Satellite Communications Market

Paris, France, May 6, 2014 - A new research report by Euroconsult  provides a comprehensive analysis of the how and why of the military's usage of satellite communications, which saw tremendous growth over the past 15 years. Satellite capacity usage by the U.S. DoD has increased fivefold over 2000-2012 to over 10GHz, primarily driven by the two large conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  

Global Mobile Broadband Penetration Approaching 32%, Three billion Internet Users by Year-ed According to Latest ITU Statistics

Geneva, Switzerland, May 5, 2014 – New figures released by ITU today indicate that, by end 2014, there will be almost 3 billion Internet users, two-thirds of them coming from the developing world, and that the number of mobile-broadband subscriptions will reach 2.3 billion globally. Fifty-five per cent of these subscriptions are expected to be in the developing world.

Global Pay TV Market Surpassed 900 Million Subscribers in 2013

Singapore, May 2, 2014--The global pay-TV subscriber base increased over 5% in 2013, raising the total to 901.1 million. However the average revenue per user (ARPU) dropped slightly to US$ 23.80 in 2013 from $24.10 in 2012.

Over The Top Market to Reach US$ 54.00 Billion by 2019

Dallas, Tex., April 25, 2014--MarketsandMarkets forecasts the US$ 25.33 billion in 2014 to US$ 54.00 billion> in 2019. In terms of geographies, North America (NA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) is expected to be the biggest market in terms of revenue contribution, while Latin America (LA) and Europe are expected to experience increased market traction, during the forecast period.

Global Set Top Box Market to Grow at a CAGR of 2.14 percent over the period 2014-2018

Dublin, Ireland, April 24, 2014-- A new report by Research and Markets entitled "Global Set Top Box Market 2014-2018"  forecasts the global Set Top Box (STB)  market to grow at a CAGR of 2.14 percent over the period 2014-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase adoption of HD STB. The Global STB market has also been witnessing the growth in the number of pay TV subscribers. However, the high cost of advanced set top boxes could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

Young Viewers are Key Segment for the OTT Video Market

Dallas, Tex., April 24, 2014--Following OTT and content licensing announcements at NAB and the Aereo, Inc. case before the Supreme Court,Parks Associates today announced a new report Trends in Content Licensing that analyzes television and movie licensing trends and the impact of multiscreen, time-shifting, and the demand for exclusive content. The firm reports pay-TV penetration remains fairly steady at around 85% of U.S. broadband households but over-the-top (OTT) video use is increasing on multiple devices, particularly with younger viewers.

2014 Global Smartphone Shipments Exceeding Expectations

Taipei, Taiwan, April 17, 2014--Global smartphone shipments showed better than expected growth in 1Q14, rising 1.13% QoQ to 266.9 million units, according to market intelligence provider TrendForce. “The Q1 momentum came mostly from the emerging market sectors and China,” noted Avril Wu, Assistant Vice President of TrendForce. “The Chinese smartphone manufacturers’ increased 4G smartphone production is key to the smartphone industry higher than anticipated Q1 growth.”