Market Trends

The Arab World’s Satellite Pay TV operators Provide a total of 280 Pay TV channels

Amman, Jordan, November 8, 2015--New research and analysis by the Arab Advisors Group reveals that as of October 2015 the four satellite Pay TV operators, broadcasting from the region, offered a combined total of 280 channels. OSN is the leader in terms of the number of offered channels. 

2% Revenue Growth for Commercial FSS Operators at Mid-Year 2015

Paris, France, November 4, 2015 - According to Euroconsult's newly published report, FSS Operators: Benchmarks & Performance Review, 2014 was positive for most FSS operators despite the fact that half of revenue-generating FSS operators experienced a slowdown in revenue growth. Industry growth was largely offset by the revenue decline  recorded by ten operators including several large companies such as Intelsat, Telesat and JSAT. As a result, total FSS industry revenues nearly stabilized at $12.3 billion in 2014. This trend is expected to continue in 2015 with industry revenues growing by 2% at constant exchange rates at the half year mark.

M2M/IoT Remains Key Growth Market for Satellite Companies

Cambridge, MA, October 19, 2015 NSR’s Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) via Satellite, 6th Edition, released tomorrow, finds the satellite M2M/IoT market reacing $1.2B in 2014, with the market expected to expand to over $2.3B by 2024. The report finds lucrative opportunities arising from Shipping, Agriculture, Goverment/Military, and other key verticals across a number of regions and frequency bands, with Land Transport the largest industry revenue driver.

More than 330 million 4K UHD TVs will be Sold Globally by 2019

Dallas, Tex., October 14, 2015--Newly released connected CE research from Parks Associates finds more than 330 million 4K UHD TVs will be sold globally by the end of 2019, an increase from two million in 2013. The report,Connected CE: Trends and Innovation, notes that, of U.S. broadband households planning to purchase a flat-panel TV in 2015, 56% think that 4K picture quality is an important feature. Among flat-panel shoppers not planning to buy a 4K TV, 42% were unfamiliar with 4K/UHD technologies, and 44% felt either that the price was too high or that the picture quality was not worth the premium cost.

Top Pay TV Operators to Add 200 million Subs

London, UK, October 8, 2015--Pay TV subscriptions for 338 operators across 89 countries will increase by 200 million from a collective 704 million in 2014 to 904 million by 2020, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. The Global Pay TV Operator Forecasts report estimates that 29 operators had more than 5 million paying subs by end- 2014.

Satellite Operator Financials Facing Significant HTS Impact

Cambridge, MA, October 1, 2015--NSR’s Satellite Operator Financial Analysis (SOFA), 5th Edition, published today, finds that as GEO-HTS payloads continue to become more prevalent, satellite operator business models are encountering dramatic effects, including altered CAPEX cycles, lower backlogs, and falling revenues per transponder.

New Survey Highlights Sky-High Demand for In-flight Broadband

London, UK, October 1, 2015 – A new survey of more than 6,000 airline passengers reveals the very strong demand for in-flight broadband services that exists among Europe’s aviation passengers.  This demand is seen across all age groups and those travelling for either business or leisure.

Significant Growth and Consolidation Expected in the Maritime Sector in the Coming Years

Paris, France, September 29, 2015 - According to Euroconsult's newly published report, Maritime Telecom Solutions by Satellite, Global Market Analysis & Forecasts, the value of the global maritime satellite communications market will double over the next decade, with a CAGR of 6% in terminals and 8% in revenue over the 10-year period.

Asia-Pacific Top Pay TV Operators' Subscriptions to Rise 74% by 2020

Singapore, September 24, 2015--Despite economic growth concerns, Pay TV subscriptions for Asia Pacific’s top 68 operators will increase by 74% from a collective 376 million in 2014 to 535 million by 2020, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. These operators from 20 countries will climb from 75% of Asia Pacific pay TV subscribers in 2014 to 83% by 2020.

HTS in Asia to Heat-up Over Next Decade

Cambridge, MA – September 23, 2015 – NSR’s Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 12th Edition report, the industry leading study on satellite capacity, projects High Throughput Satellites (HTS) will play a pivotal role in growth across Asia.  An increasingly “wired” Asian population, the “Asia Pivot” by Gov & Mil operations, and targeted satellite programs going after specific demand are driving new and innovative approaches for HTS capacity in Asia.