Market Trends

Smart TV Shipments Grew 55% in 2013

Boston, MA - February 3, 2014 - According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global Smart TV shipments grew 55 percent year-over-year to reach 76 million units in 2013, accounting for 33 percent of total Flat Panel TV (FPTV) during the year. Strategy Analytics'  report found that Western Europe was the leading market for Smart TV in terms of penetration of shipments with close to 45 percent of FPTVs shipped in the region last year being Smart TVs.

IDATE Predicts Global TV market Revenue to Grow at a Steady Pace

Montpellier, France, January 30, 2014 – IDATE has published the latest edition of its “TV and new video services market” report and database, delivering key data on this ever-changing market. At a time when video has become pervasive across all of our screens, most national TV markets are losing steam: shrinking viewership and pressure on advertising markets, especially in Europe. Although pay-TV seems to be holding its own, the fast-growing popularity of OTT offerings is shaking up the traditional pay-TV model, while the demise of physical media is virtually a foregone conclusion.

Global Smartphone Shipments Reached 980 million in 2013

Hampshire, UK, January 28, 2014, : Mobile analyst firm Juniper Research estimates that the number of smartphone shipments exceeded 280 million in Q4 2013, with an annual total of 980 million smartphones shipped for 2013, representing 39% year-on-year growth.

TiVo Social Media and Multitasking Survey: Three-Quarters of TV Viewers Are Primarily Focused on What's on TV, Even When Multitasking

San Jose, Calif., Jan 23, 2014 --TiVo Inc. announced the results of its 2013 Social Media and Multitasking Survey. The survey found that, despite the prevalence of multitasking in everyday life, most are actually actively watching TV programming when their sets are on.

Worldwide Pay-TV Subscribers to Exceed 1.1 Billion in 2019

Singapore, January 22, 2014--Worldwide pay-TV market reached 903.3 million subscribers in 2013, generating US$ 249.8 billion in service revenue. IPTV operators enjoyed significant growth (18.5% YoY) in 2013 to 92 million subscribers with a total of $37.2 billion in service revenue.

Demand for Home Media Gateway Set-Top Boxes on the Upswing

Dublin, Ireland, January 21, 2014-- Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the "Demand for Home Media Gateway Set-Top Boxes on the Upswing" report to their offering.  The report projects shipments of Home Media Gateway Products to surpass 24 Million in 2017. 

MPEG Broadcast Contribution Encoders Set to Reach More Than US$ 320 Mil. in 2017

Scottsdale, Ariz., January 15, 2014--Contribution encoders are used to compress the video and audio stream coming from the camera, truck or venue before it is transmitted to the studio. Contribution encoders are also used for compressing the stream as it is moved between studios. A new report by MRG forecasts that that this segment of the market will reach about US$ 320 million based on more than 20,000 units in 2017. 

The Taiwanese Cable, IP & OTT STB Industry to Achieve Shipment Volume of 21.0 Million Units in the First Half of 2014

Dublin, Ireland, January 10, 2014--Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the "The Taiwanese Cable, IP & OTT STB Industry, 4Q 2013" report to their offering. Taiwanese cable, IP and OTT STB shipment volume is estimated at approximately 12.99 million units, in the fourth quarter of 2013, up 13.4% year-on-year; shipment value is to reach at US$889.8 million. With the aggressive move of North American operators like Comcast toward IP-based cloud services, cable STB upgrades and replacements are likely to continue.

IHS Updates UHD TV Forecast

Las Vegas, Nev.,  January 7, 2014--In light of swift reductions in pricing, IHS has boosted its forecast for UHD liquid-crystal display (LCD) television sets. IHS now predicts 38.5 million UHD LCD TV sets will ship in 2018, up from 1.5 million in 2013, according to the TV Systems Intelligence Service at IHS released at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.

Ericsson Retains Top Position in the US$ 10 Bil. Network Managed Service Market

Scottsdale, Ariz., Jan 3, 2014--The 4Q-2013 Competitive Assessment for the US$ 10 Billion Network Managed Services calls out its leaders. ABI Research finds the lead positions in the Telecom race goes to the companies keeping an eye on the long-haul and those with flawless execution in a seemingly stagnant market. Overall leaders in order are Ericsson, Nokia Solutions, and Alcatel-Lucent, based on a combination of Implementation (market traction) and Innovation (managed service as competitive advantage) criteria. That the three providers lead should not be surprising given their long standing presence in Managed Services.