Market Trends

Global pay-TV Subscriber Base Surpasses 924.4 Million in 2014

Singapore, Feb 13, 2015--The worldwide pay-TV market is expected to grow 5% in 2014, surpassing 924.4 million subscribers. “IPTV is expected to grow a market leading 14% in 2014, followed by satellite TV platform at 7%. The growth rates of cable and terrestrial TV platforms are expected to slow to around 3%,” comments Jake Saunders, VP and Practice Director of Core Forecasting at ABI Research.

406 million Cellular lines in the Arab World

Amman, Jordan, February 12, 2015--Mobile operators in nineteen Arab countries had 406.3 million cellular lines at end of the 1st quarter 2014, up from 401 million at yearend 2013, a growth of 1.3%. In 2013 the cellular lines base had grown by a healthier 9.1%. A new report from Arab Advisors Group analyzes and ranks cellular operators in the Arab World. The three cellular operators in Egypt; Vodafone, Mobinil and Etisalat were the largest Arab cellular operators in terms of subscriptions by end of March 2014.

Global Mobile Data traffic grew 69% in 2014

San Jose, Calif., February 4, 2015--Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014. Global mobile data traffic reached 2.5 exabytes per month at the end of 2014, up from 1.5 exabytes per month at the end of 2013 according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2014 to 2019.

HTS Offerings in Geostationary and Non-Geostationary Orbits to Drive Energy Markets over Next Decade

Wilmington, DE, February 3, 2015 – NSR’s Energy Markets via Satellite, 5th Edition report finds that although near-term challenges exist for some segments of the Energy market, the long term opportunities remain strong.  At over US$ 3.8 Billion in retail revenues split between Oil & Gas, Mining, and Utility Markets by 2024 - new capacity, terminal form factors, and the ever-increasing focus on improving productivity of remote operations will drive demand for satellite communications across the Energy Sector.  

MENA Pay TV Subs Climbing –Despite Piracy

London, UK, February 2, 2015--The number of pay TV homes in the Middle East and North Africa will double between 2010 and 2020 to 21.3 million, according to a new 208-page report from Digital TV Research. Turkey will account for 37% of the 2020 total. 

Asia Pacific Online Video Revenue Opportunity at US$12 bil. by 2020

Hong Kong, January 22, 2015--A research report published by Media Partners Asia (MPA) indicates that the total market for online video services across 13 countries in Asia Pacific will grow from US$3.5 billion in net revenues in 2014 to reach US$12.4 billion by 2020, representing a average annual growth of close to 23.5%. Advertising will contribute more than 80% to the online video pie by 2020 with the subscription revenue opportunity, largely driven by subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platforms, growing from less than US$700 mil. in 2014 to more than US$2.3 bil. by 2020.

MPA report Projects Asia Pacific Online Video revenues at US$12 bil. by 2020

Hong Kong, January 13, 2015--A research report published by Media Partners Asia (MPA) indicates that the total market for online video services across 13 countries in Asia Pacific will grow from US$ 3.5 billion in net revenues in 2014 to reach US$12.4 billion by 2020, representing a average annual growth of close to 23.5%. Advertising will contribute more than 80% to the online video pie by 2020 with the subscription revenue opportunity, largely driven by subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platforms, growing from less than US$700 mil. in 2014 to more than US$2.3 bil. by 2020.

Consumers Expect More A la Carte Entertainment

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6, 2014–As the technology world converges at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a forward-thinking Irdeto global research survey finds that consumers expect to be using a mixture of a la carte Internet TV and pay TV services by 2020 as they search for the optimal viewing experience. The research revealed that only 18% of consumers in the US are expecting to watch most content through pay TV services versus 21% of UK consumers and 27% of US consumers expecting to watch most content through Internet TV services like Netflix or Amazon Prime versus 11% in the UK.

Small Unmanned Arial Systems Market to Exceed US$8.4 Billion by 2019

Oyster Bay, NY, January 5, 2015-- The Small Unmanned Arial Systems (sUAS) market will surpass US$8.4 billion by 2018 according to new research published by ABI Research entitled Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Solutions Ecosystem. By 2019 the Commercial sector will dominate the overall sUAS market with revenues exceeding US$5.1 billion (51% 2014 to 2019 CAGR), roughly 5 times larger than the Prosumer/Hobby market, and 2.3 times greater than the Military/Civil market segment.

LCD TV Shipment Forecast Revised Upward on Strong Consumer Demand for Larger Sizes

Santa Clara, Calif., January 5, 2015—After a year of weak growth for the LCD TV industry in 2013, worldwide shipment growth has accelerated every quarter in 2014, with total units rising more than 10% in Q3’14. The latest Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report from DisplaySearch, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), has raised the global forecast for 2014 LCD TV shipments to 223 million units, up 7% Y/Y on a unit basis and up 16% Y/Y on an area basis. The LCD TV shipment outlook for 2015 was also increased to 239 million units, as recent growth trends appear to be sustainable.