Market Trends

Harmonic Releases Ultra HD Guidebook for Next-Generation Video

San Jose, Calif., May 6, 2015 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT)  has released the Complete Ultra HD (UHD) Guidebook, providing industry professionals with a free reference tool for understanding next-generation video. 

Internet of Things Platform Revenues Will Reach € 2.4 billion Worldwide in 2020

Gothenberg, Sweden, May 1, 2015--The global market for third party Internet of Things (IoT) platforms will show solid growth in the next few years, according to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight. Total IoT platform revenues are forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32.2 percent from € 450 million in 2014 to € 2.4 billion in 2020.

Linear TV via Satellite to Remain Robust in Face of OTT Threat

Wilmington, DE – April 28, 2015 – NSR’s newly released Linear TV via Satellite: DTH, OTT & IPTV, 8th Edition finds that, despite increasing concerns about web-based OTT video, the Linear TV via Satellite market will continue to show solid growth. By 2024 the market will see an increase of over 21,000 channels across both DTH and video distribution platforms. The proliferation of UltraHD, HD and SD channels, along with limited global impact from OTT platforms, enable linear TV via satellite to continue upwards over the next decade.

Middle East Pay TV Market Boom Fastest Globally

London, UK, April 27, 2015–IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) today announced key findings from its annual Middle East & North Africa Pay TV Market Monitor report. The report found that 2014 was another year of substantial growth for the pay TV market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with pay TV revenues jumping from €702 million in 2013 to €873 million in 2014.

Global 4K Display Market to Reach $52 Billion in 2020


Santa Clara, Calif., April 20, 2015–Strong promotion of 4K display resolutions from TV makers, display manufacturers and distribution channels has successfully increased consumer awareness and boosted 4K LCD TV penetration in 2014, according to a new report from IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS).  While 4K is best known as a feature in high-end LCD TVs, starting this year 4K displays will emerge in all major display applications, including desktop monitors, notebook PCs, OLED TVs, digital signage, smartphones, and tablet PCs.

GEO and Non-GEO High Throughput Satellites to Propel Satellite Backhaul

Wilmington, DE – April 16, 2015 – NSR's newly released Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 9th Edition finds a robust market increasingly impacted by the much deliberated Non-GEO-HTS programs, specifically LEO-HTS presenting both challenges and opportunities for the industry.  A diverse set of market segments are expected to grow at mixed levels, with current and next-generation solutions generating healthy revenue streams from $1.7 billion in 2014 to $5.3 billion by 2024.

Worldwide Fixed Broadband Lines reach 714 million at year end 2014

London, UK, April 15, 2015--The last quarter of 2014 saw the global fixed broadband subscriptions continue to rise with the total standing at 714m at the end of the year. Growth for the quarter was 1.1%, a modest decrease on the 1.2% growth recorded for the previous quarter.

4% Wholesale Service Revenues Growth for MSS Operators in a Challenging Market

Paris, France, April 15, 2015 - According to Euroconsult's latest report, Mobile Satellite Communications Markets Survey: Prospects to 2024, the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) industry faces multiple challenges, including increasingly omnipresent mobile VSAT, troop withdrawals, government budget reductions, and unfavorable economics in the shipping industry. The future of the MSS industry now depends on how fast MSS operators can adapt to this new market environment.

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.