Market Trends

New NSR Report Projects Major DTH Shift to the Southern Hemisphere

Wilmington, Del., July 2, 2013--NSR’s 6th installation of Global Direct-to-Home (DTH) Markets, analyzes a rapidly changing industry that is diverging from one with growth centered around North America and Western Europe to one where growth will come from the developing parts of the world.

Global Pay TV revenues Hit $184 billion in 2012

London, UK, July 2, 2013--The number of pay TV households (analog and digital) reached 772 million by  2012, up from 585 million in 2008, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. Asia Pacific increased by 126 million – or two-thirds of the global  additions - during this period to bring its total to 433 million. North America (112 million) was the second largest region, although it only added 4 million.

27% of Australian TV Homes Have Access to Four Screens

Sydney, Australia, June 27, 2013-The latest Australian Multi-Screen Report reveals an increasingly connected Australian home, with 27% now having access to four screens: television, computer, smartphone and  tablet (16% a year ago).  The report, which covers the first quarter of calendar 2013, shows media consumption  patterns are evolving as households add new technologies. 

Revenues from Cellular Backhaul in Fast-growing Economies Could Reach $1.1 billion by 2023

Paris, France, June 26, 2013-According to Euroconsult's recently published executive brief, "Prospects for Cellular Backhaul in Fast-Growing Economies": The market of cellular backhaul over satellite has been a vibrant vertical segment for the satellite sector in the second half of the last decade, with strong growth observed in all emerging regions. While Sub-Saharan Africa has been the largest historical market for cellular backhaul, accelerated growth has been observed in recent years in a variety of countries such as India, Brazil and Indonesia. The number of sites using satellite backhaul more than tripled between 2007 and 2012 to reach close to 16,000 sites for a satellite capacity use of around 15.6 GHz.

TV Apps and Services Market to Reach $14 billion by 2017

Seattle, Wash., June 20, 2013--The connected TV apps and services market is expected to explode in the next five years as new app frameworks in smart TVs, net-tops (i.e. Apple TV, Roku), Blu-ray devices and game consoles serve as the foundation for a new TV app economy. NextMarket Insights forecasts the US TV app economy to reach $14 billion by 2017, up from under $4.5 billion in 2012.

Use of Live Video on Mobile and Tablets grow 19% in 1Q 2013

Singapore, June 20, 2013--Live video continues to dominate on-demand as desktop viewers watched live video 13 times longer than video on demand (VOD) in the first quarter of 2013. Taken together, the share of tablet and mobile video grew 19 percent in first quarter of 2013 as mobile and tablet video now account for more than 10 percent of all online video plays.

Point Topic Predicts 940 million Fixed Broadband Subscribers Globally by end-2018

London, UK,  June 3, 2013--Point Topic has published its latest set of 5-year worldwide broadband subscriber number forecasts. It predicts there will be 940 million fixed broadband subscribers across the globe by the end of 2018.

Global Pay TV subscribers Hit 800 million

Scottsdale, Ariz.,  May 24, 2013-Fueled by demand in emerging markets, worldwide pay-TV subscriber households grew by an impressive 8% in 2012. MRG research highlights that the market growth was significantly influenced by the type of pay-TV services available (cable TV, satellite TV, or IPTV) in each country or geographic region, and by the overall competitive environment for pay-TV services. Current trends that are shaping the pay-TV market include:

62% of Mobile Web Users Engage in Multi-screen Activities while Watching TV

Singapore, May 24, 2013--InMobi, the  largest independent mobile advertising network, today unveiled its first global report into multi-screen viewing behavior.  The study surveyed 15,000 mobile web users across 14 markets and provides marketers with valuable insight into the ways in which consumers engage with content across multiple screens. The report uncovers that mobile now ranks first in media consumption among mobile web users, who now consume 108 minutes of the average seven hours of media consumed per day via their mobile device.

Mobile TV & Video Viewers to Exceed 2 Bil. by 2017

Hampshire, UK, May 16, 2013--A new report from Juniper Research has found that by 2017, 2 billion mobile and tablet users will watch TV and video on their devices. This is attributed to the growing popularity of short and easily shared video clips, and the increased global uptake of connected devices with faster processors and better displays.