Market Trends

Emerging Markets Driving Pay TV Market Growth

Paris, France, December 4, 2014--According to Euroconsult's newly released report, Satellite Pay-TV: Key Economics & Prospects, the global satellite pay-TV industry has observed strong growth in the past five years despite an increasingly competitive TV landscape where IPTV, DTT and connected entertainment services have rapidly expanded their reach. Subscriptions to satellite pay-TV reached 196 million homes in 2013 and revenues topped US$ 97 billion.

The Majority of FTA Satellite TV channels in the Arab World Still Broadcast in SD

Amman, Jordan,  November 26, 2014--The number of FTA satellite channels in the Arab World reached 762 channels by September 2014. The Arab Advisors Group researched and analyzed the 762 channels that broadcast on Arabsat, Nilesat, Noorsat and Yahlive. Fully operational channels reached 724. The majority of the analyzed FTA satellite channels broadcast in Standard Definition (SD), while only 10.5% broadcast in High Definition (HD).

Global TV Shipments Rebound, LCD Growth Significantly Improves, According to DisplaySearch

Santa. Clara, Calif., November 26, 2014– TV shipments improved 4% Y/Y in Q3’14, and LCD TV shipments alone rose nearly 9%, according to the latest findings in the Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, produced by DisplaySearch, now part of IHS Inc.

Premium OTT Market to Experience Rapid Growth by 2017 Despite Barriers to Entry

London, UK, November 25, 2014–Vindicia, a leader in enterprise-class subscription billing, and Ooyala, an innovator in video streaming, personalization and analytics, have today announced the results of a qualitative pan-European study that looks at the current premium service OTT market and its projected growth in the UK, Dutch and German regions by 2017.

Mobile Video and Data Optimization Could Deliver Mobile Operator Equipment Savings and Revenue Boost of US$28.7 Billion

Singapore, November 21, 2014--​The consumption of mobile telecom services by consumers is no longer proportional to the revenue generated for mobile operators. In many countries, 4G LTE tariff plans have been introduced at the same price points as their 3G tariff plans. According to ABI Research, the global average traffic generated per user per month will expand from 275 megabytes in 3Q 2014 to 1.85 gigabytes in 2019. Video traffic is expected to reach 65% within 5 years.

OTT Expected to Soar to US$10 Bil. by 2018

Campbell, Calif., November 20, 2014—Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Pay TV Services and Subscribers report, which forecasts and analyzes the cable TV, satellite TV, and telco internet protocol television (IPTV), and over-the-top (OTT) services markets.

BRICS Countries Offer Sizable Satellite Capacity Opportunities

Wilmington, DE, November 19, 2014– In its inaugural emerging market country-level market study, BRICS Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, NSR delves into the 5 countries (Brazil, Russia, China, India & South Africa) and focus on the satellite telecommunications elements of their rapidly expanding economies. The study paints a broad picture of total supply, demand, and revenues for satellite capacity in each market, with granular application-level and per-frequency-band details and highlights, while some of the fastest growing economies in the world, no two are alike. 

90 percent will have a mobile phone by 2020 According to Ericsson

Stockholm, Sweden, November 18, 2014--The latest edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) Mobility Report, a comprehensive update on mobile trends leveraging big data from live networks worldwide, launches today and reveals that proliferation of mobile technology continues at a rapid pace: 90 percent of the world's population over six years old is predicted to have a mobile phone by 2020. Furthermore, by 2020 smartphone subscriptions are forecast to top 6.1 billion.

Smart TV Sales Skyrocket, TV Brands Rethink Content Strategies

London, UK, November 7, 2014--Smart TV sales reached 90 million units worldwide in 2013 and will grow at 21% CAGR to reach 228 million in 2018, according to a new Smart TV report from Futuresource Consulting.

M2M/IoT via Satellite Grows against Terrestrial Competition

Wilmington, DE, November 4, 2014 – NSR’s newly released M2M and IoT via Satellite, 5th Edition report finds that despite increasing competition from terrestrial competitors, satellite M2M/IoT revenues will continue to grow strongly. NSR forecasts that revenues will exceed US$ 2.4 billion by 2023, over double the revenues in 2013 of US$ 1.1 billion.