Market Trends

OTT Video Services See Opportunity to Differentiate with 1080p and Ultra HD

Scottsdale, Ariz., Aug 7, 2014--​4K or Ultra HD is the future, but it’s a marathon, not a sprint to higher resolutions, according to ABI Research. And while 1080p TV screens are the norm and mobile screen resolutions continue to climb, plenty of streamed HD content is still distributed in 720p or lower. Over-the-top (OTT) services such as Netflix, VUDU, and M-GO, which exclusively distribute content over the Internet, are more eager to embrace 1080p and Ultra HD for connected CE devices in order to appear more innovative.

40 operators in 16 Arab Countries Commercially Offer 3G/3.5G/3.75G

Amman, Jordan, August 5, 2014--A new report from the Arab Advisors Group provides an analysis of the 3G/3.5G/3.75G services landscape in the Arab World. The research revealed that during the period between November 2011 and May 2014, four more operators deployed 3G networks in the Arab World; increasing the number of operators with 3G/3.5G/3.75G services to forty operators. The most common 3G/3.5G/3.75G service offered by the operators is mobile Internet, followed by video calling and mobile TV. 

Mobile Media Revenue to Reach US$ 380 Billion by 2018

Boston, Mass., August 4, 2014--Strategy Analytics’ forecast, Global Mobile Media Forecast: 2001-2018, predicts spending on consumer mobile media services consumed via the handset (which excludes tablet spend) including handset browsing, mobile applications, mobile games, mobile music, mobile video, mobile TV, ringtones, wallpapers and alerts - will rise from just above $236 Billion in 2013 to approach US$ 380 Billion by 2018.

Consumer Demand for Cloud DVR Technology: 45% Find It Very Appealing

Dallas, Tex., August 1, 2014--Over 45% of U.S. pay-TV subscribers find cloud DVR technology very appealing, according to new research from Parks Associates. The report Cloud DVR: The New Face of Television notes that consumers show particular interest in unlimited storage space and two-week catch-up services for video. With the Supreme Court omitting cloud DVR in its 2014 Aereo ruling, pay-TV providers can experiment with these cloud services as strategies to build subscriber loyalty and increase revenues.

Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Services to Generate US$ 248 Billion in the Next Decade

Paris, France, July 31, 2014 - According to Euroconsult's newly released research report, Satellites to be Built & Launched, 115 satellites will be launched on average yearly over the next decade (2014-2023). In comparison with last year's forecast, the number of satellites is stable while market value is growing, thus translating the growing economic importance of the sector, for both governments and commercial satellite companies.

GPS Tracking Devices to Break US$ 3.5 Billion in 2019

London, UK, July 29, 2014--Health, commercial/enterprise, wearables, and iBeacons will help to revive the GPS tracking device market, with ABI Research forecasting the market to reach over US$ 3.5 billion in 2019.

Asia Pacific OTT TV to surge to US$ 10 billion

London, UK, July 29, 2014--Asia Pacific online TV and video revenues (over fixed broadband networks) will reach US$ 10.19 billion in 2020; a massive increase from the US$ 0.54 billion recorded in 2010 and US$ 2.68 billion in 2013, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. 

Bandwidth Demand for Maritime Markets to Exceed 160 Satellite Transponders

Wilmington, DE, July 28, 2014 - NSR's Commercial Mobility via Satellite, 10th Edition report finds the maritime market will dominate demand for FSS satellite capacity in large part due to cruise ships, offshore platforms and merchant maritime customers.

Satellite TV revenues to Reach US$ 100 billion

London, UK, July 23, 2014--Satellite TV revenues for 138 countries will reach US$ 99.9 billion in 2020, up from  US$ 87.8 billion in 2013 and US$ 69.3 billion in 2010, according to a new report from Digital  TV Research. Covering 138 countries, the Global Satellite TV Forecasts report estimates that Asia Pacific and Latin America will show strong growth. However,  revenues will fall in Western Europe as competition from other platforms increases.

Survey Explores What Passengers Demand From In-Flight Wi-Fi

Phoenix, Ariz., July 22, 2014-- In its second annual survey, Honeywell Aerospace  finds that in-flight Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly influential on a passenger's buying and wireless usage behavior, including flight selections and, in some cases, paying more for a specific flight.