Market Trends

Untapped In-Flight Connectivity Market Represents Huge Potential for Satellite Industry

Wilmington, Del., April 9, 2015 –NSR’s Aeronautical Satcom Markets, 3rd Edition report released today,  forecast commercial aircraft connectivity markets to reach retail revenues of US $3.2 billion by 2024. In-flight connectivity (IFC) FSS Ku-band and HTS installs on wide-body and narrow-body airplanes will drive the market growth.

OTT Streaming to Hit 100 million Subscribers in 2015

London, UK, April 9, 2015--Direct-to-consumer initiatives such as HBO Now and Sling TV herald a new era in online streaming as premium, stand-alone services based on content once exclusive to traditional pay TV hit the market. While free, ad-supported, and bundled multiscreen streaming has driven huge usage volumes accoridng to new analysis by Ovum.  The analysts believes that a new era of streaming entertainment is upon us.

Global Mobile Satellite Services Market to Reach US$ 3.2 Billion by 2020

London, UK, April 7, 2015--According to “Global Mobile Satellite Services Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020” by Research and Markets, the market for mobile satellite services is set to surpass US$ 3.2 billion by the year 2020. Currently, the market is dominated by leading players such as Inmarsat, Iridium, EchoStar, ORBCOMM, Globalstar and Thuraya, which predominantly operate through their distributor networks spread across the globe.

High Definition TV is Progressing Well in the Arab World

Amman, Jordan, April 6, 2015--A new report from Arab Advisors Group provides an overview of the High Definition TV channels landscape in the Arab world by. As of March 2015,  the satellites covering the Arab World carried 195 HD channels up from 134 HD channels from February 2014.

Tapping Into OTT Video’s 24% Projected Growth is Key for Pay TV

Scottsdale, Ariz., April 6, 2015--The pay TV market has been struggling with increasing customer churn and maintaining ARPU, and is forecast for only 3.7% CAGR through 2020, according to ABI Research. In contrast, OTT video continues its strong growth, and should see around 26% total revenue growth in 2015, with 24% CAGR through 2019.

India Media and Entertainment Industry Poised for Growth

New Delhi, India, April 1, 2015--A new Study by FICCI and KPMG  estimate that the Indian media and entertainment market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 13.9 per cent, to increase from Rs 1026 billion in 2014, to Rs 1964 billion by 2019 — a growth rate that is almost double that of the global media and entertainment industry.  

Global Pay TV Subscriber Base to Surpass 1.1 Billion in 2020

Singapore, March 25, 2015--​According to ABI Research, the worldwide pay TV market grew at a steady rate of 4% in 2014 to reach 923.5 million subscribers. “Despite the growth in subscriber base, weak currency exchange rates resulted in a slower increase of pay TV market service revenue. Worldwide the pay TV market generated US$257 billion in 2014 and is expected to surpass 1.1 billion subscribers in 2020 with a CAGR 2.7%,” comments Jake Saunders, VP and Practice Director of Core Forecasting.

Asia Pacific Pay TV Revenues to Climb by US$ 10 billion

London, UK, March 12, 2015--Pay TV revenues in the Asia Pacific region (22 countries) will grow by US$ 10 billion between 2014 and 2020, according to Digital TV Research. The Digital TV Asia Pacific Forecasts report estimates that pay TV revenues will reach US$ 41.52 billion by 2020.

Record Year for Broadband Equipment Market in 2014

Campbell, Calif., March 4, 2015—Technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), reported that worldwide spending on broadband aggregation equipment rose 9 percent in 2014, to US$ 8.2 billion, driven by robust sales of Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) equipment, particularly in China.

510 Smallsats to be Launched in the Next Five Years

Paris,France, February 26, 2015 - According to Euroconsult's newly released research titled Prospects for the Small Satellite Market, a total of 510 small satellites, or smallsats (meaning nanosats, cubesats, microsats and minisats) are to be launched in the next five years, a two-third increase in the average number of smallsats per year versus that of the past decade. This total includes 14 constellations of different sizes and capabilities that represent a total of 140 satellites.