Market Trends

Futron Announces the Release of the 2014 Space Competitiveness Index

Bethesda, MD, July 18, 2014--Futron nnnounces the release of the 2014 Space Competitiveness Index: A Comparative Analysis of How Countries Invest in and Benefit from Space Industry. This report marks the seventh annual independent study of global space competitiveness.

Lack of Awareness and Price Sensitivities Plague Short-term 4K Demand

Plano, Tex., July 18, 2014–According to research from The Diffusion Group (TDG), short-term demand for 4K/Ultra-HD televisions is hindered by two simple but structurally important fundamentals: a widespread lack of awareness among consumers and a marked sensitivity to the costs of these advanced sets.

Global IPTV Subscriptions to Double

London, UK, July 17, 2014--Covering 138 countries, the number of homes paying for IPTV will rocket to 191 million by end-2020; more than double the 90 million recorded at end-2013 and up  from only 36 million at end-2010, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. 

Set-Top Box Revenue Posts Best Year Ever in 2013

London, UK, July 16, 2014-- Following a relatively flat three-year period, the global set-top box (STB) market managed to achieve the highest annual revenue total in its history in 2013, setting the stage for continued growth through 2015,according to IHS Technology. Worldwide digital STB shipment revenue last year totaled US$ 20.3 billion, up 3 percent from US$ 19.6 billion in 2012.

Ericsson Releases "IP Imperative" Paper

Stockholm, Sweden, July 16, 2014--Ericsson has released its second Game Changer paper, ‘The IP Imperative’, the latest installment in a six-part series that details the fundamental factors that are driving change across the TV and Media industry.

Irdeto Consumer Research Reveals Consumer Attitudes towards Pirated Content

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 11, 2014 – Viewing pirated content is much more prevalent amongst young people, while willingness to access pirated content generally decreases with age, according to a new global research from Irdeto. The research revealed that the majority of American (70%) and U.K. (72%) consumers are unlikely to watch pirated content. This is different in Asia and Australia. A much smaller proportion of respondents noted that they were unlikely or extremely unlikely to watch pirated content (40% Australia, 31% Singapore, 40% India and only 9% in Indonesia), leaving a large majority of consumers in Asia Pacific who are open to consuming entertainment through illegal means.

Global Connected TV Device Ownership Passes 1 Billion Units says Strategy Analytics

Boston, Mass., July 10, 2014--The global installed base of Connected TVdevices (including Smart TVs, Games Consoles, Blu-ray Players, Digital Media Adapters and Set-Top Boxes) will double over the next 5 years exceeding 2 billion units by 2018 according to the Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices (CHD) service report.

Over 2 Billion Smartphones to Ship in 2018, 1.25 Billion in 2014

London, UK,  July 9, 2014--ABI Research expects 1.25 billion smartphones to ship in 2014 and forecasts smartphone shipments to pass the 2 billion mark in 2018. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the forecast period from 2014 to 2019 is 12%.

Demand for Nano and Microsatellites Increasing Across All Applications

Wilmington, DE, July 7, 2014 – NSR'’s Nano and Microsatellite Markets report, released today, finds increasing reliability and capabilities driving uptake of 1-50 kg satellites across all applications, operators, and regions. In 2013 this nascent market surged into view with a trebling of total launches compared to 2012, and this higher launch rate will be sustained through the remainder of the decade and beyond. Opportunities exist to use nano/micro satellites both as a complement to existing GEO assets and as independent missions.

Global Fixed Broadband hits 690 million as IPTV Breaks 100 million Barrier

London, UK, July 3, 2014--At the end of March 2014, there were 690.1m fixed broadband lines worldwide according to Point Topic. Growth for the quarter stood at 1.9% which is the highest it has been for 12 months and a welcome increase on the previous quarter’s modest growth of 0.4%. We can expect to see continued growth in 2014 and 2015, with African and Middle Eastern countries featuring prominently.