Market Trends

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.”

678.6 million Broadband Subscribers Worldwide at the end of 2013

London, UK, April 14, 2014--The latest Point Topic Global Broadband Report reveals that there were 678.6m subscribers worldwide at the end of 2013. The report tracks the take-up of fixed broadband services at country and technology level across the globe and the latest growth trends up to the end of Q4 2013.

Worldwide Home Network Penetration Expected to Pass 33% of Households by 2018

Scottsdale, Ariz., April 10, 2014--Worldwide home network penetration is expected to climb from 24.8% in 2013 to 33.2% by 2018.Growth is driven by the continued spread of broadband services and demand for multiscreen video services.What is seen as commonplace in mature markets, including server provided broadband routers with integrated Wi-Fi access points and leveraging fixed broadband connections to offload expensive mobile data packages while consuming large amounts of content, is slower to move to emerging markets.In some cases, this is driven primarily by low service ARPU while in others it is simply limited fixed broadband infrastructure.

New Research Reveals Broadband in Rural Areas is Still not up to Scratch

London, UK, April 9, 2014-- Nearly 50 per cent of people experience problems with their Internet at least once a day, according to a survey  by Mole Valley Farmers, in conjunction with Europasat, and sent to customers of the organisation which mostly serves farmers and rural the United Kingdom.

40 Million New Broadband Subscribers and 14.1% Growth in IPTV Mark a Year of Steady Growth

Berlin, Germany, April 9, 2014 – Year-end figures for broadband and IPTV, published today by the Broadband Forum, show a slowing but steady growth in broadband subscribers with some significant trends in technology and regional growth in new markets. The figures, prepared by Point Topic, highlight the addition of over 40 million new users world-wide, an annual increase of 6.15%, bringing the global total up to 678,455,893.

HEVC Encoders for Satellite Primary Distribution Will Prop Market Up

Richmond, Va., April 2, 2014--Primary distribution encoders are used to deliver linear TV signals to the facilities of those who will be redistributing the signals to consumers. The signals may be encoded using the older MPEG-2 or newer H.264 compression schemes. In the future, SNL Kagain  >expects programmers will use the latest HEVC compression scheme to deliver both Ultra HD and HD signals.

CDN Market Projected to US$ 12 Billion by 2019

Pune, India, April 1, 2014--Content delivery networks (CDNs) are currently providing one of the fastest revenue-generating markets, estimated to grow from US$ 3.71 billion in 2014 to US$ 12.16 billion by 2019 with rapid explosion of web-based content, mainly online music, online video and online transaction-based services enhancing demand,  according to a new Marketsand Markets report.

Unmanned Aerial Systems Domestic Demand Falls: Suppliers Turn to Foreign Military and Commercial Markets

Mountain View,California, March 27, 2014-- Despite the withdrawal and reduction of troops from and Afghanistan, unmanned aerial systems (UASs) remain essential for conducting intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and strike operations. As Department of Defense (DoD) budgets for UASs decline, however, domestic UAS manufacturers must exploit opportunities in foreign military and the global commercial UAS market to stay afloat.

Content Management and Distribution Services Reach US$ 18 Billion According to Euroconsult

Paris, France,  March 25, 2014- According to Euroconsult's newly released research report, Video Content Management and Distribution, the global TV and video market is up US$ 31 billion since 2008 and is currently estimated at US$ 192 billion, with the production sector capturing the majority of revenues.