Market Trends

Nano and Microsatellite Boom to Lead Space Industry Diversification

Cambridge, Mass., June 16, 2015–NSR’s latest report, Nano and Microsatellite Markets, 2nd Edition, forecasts the launch of over 2,500 sub-100 kg satellites during the next decade. Experienced and new space sector players alike are flocking to leverage low cost satellites for Earth Observation, Science, Situational Awareness, and more. Activity in this segment will generate cumulative revenues that exceed $4.7 billion in manufacturing and $1.2 billion in launch services by 2024.

4K TV Panel Shipments Reached a Monthly Record of 3 Million Units In April 2015

Englewood, Colo., June 15, 2015--4K LCD TV panel shipments continue to rise, driven by forces on both the supply side and the demand side. Shipments of 4K TV panels in April 2015 exceeded 3 million units for the first time, comprising 14 percent of all TV panels shipped globally during the month, according to IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. Of all TV panels forecast to ship in 2016, one in five is forecast to be a 4K TV panels, sometimes marketed as ultra-high definition (UHD), due to the trend toward higher resolution panels in the high-end TV segment and improved production efficiency of panel makers. 

TDG: OTT Video is the ‘Killer App’ for Home Broadband in Latin America

Plano, Tex., June 11, 2015--According to new research from TDG, Latin America is poised to become an important market for OTT vendors of all kinds, whether equipment, content, or service providers. El Futuro de TV – OTT Video in Latin America, 2015-2025, TDG’s first foray into the Latin American TV market, offers an original analysis of the social, cultural, economic, and technological factors shaping this emerging market. It also features detailed OTT and TV viewing forecasts for key Latin American countries.

One Billion Digital TV Households

London, UK, June 10, 2015--From the 455 million digital homes added between 2010 and 2014, 111 million came from primary DTT [homes taking DTT but not subscribing to cable, satellite TV or IPTV]. Digital cable contributed a further 182 million. There were more pay IPTV additions (66 million) than pay satellite TV ones (60 million).

Oil and Gas Data Management Market is Expected to Grow from US$ 6.09 billion in 2015 to US$ 21.22 billion in 2020

Dublin, Ireleand, June 9, 2015--The total Oil and Gas Data Management market is expected to grow from US$ 6.09 billion in 2015 to US$ 21.22 billion in 2020, at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 28.4% from 2015 to 2020, according to Research and Markets.

Emerging Markets Drive Satellite TV momentum

London, UK, May 28, 2015--The number of pay satellite TV [DBS or DTH] homes will reach 265 million by 2020, up from 203 million at end-2014 and 143 million at end-2010, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. 

High Dynamic Range, Wider Color Gamut, High Frame Rates, and Immersive Audio Will Prove Critical to the Success of the UHD TV Market

Scottsdale, Ariz. May 15, 2015--​New technologies and enhancements like high dynamic range (HDR), wider color gamut, high frame rates, and immersive audio will advance the viewing experience far more than higher solution could do alone. While the market will take time to develop ABI Research expects nearly 70% of UHD TVs to support some, if not all of these enhancements by 2020—this could prove too conservative if a lower tier of UHD TVs does not persist as currently anticipated.

Satellite TV Revenues to Overtake Cable in 2015

London, UK, May 14, 2015--Satellite TV [DTH or DBS] revenues will overtake total cable TV revenues in 2015, according to Digital TV Research. Covering 138 countries, the Digital TV World Revenue Forecasts report estimates that satellite TV accounted for 44% of the total in 2014, rising to 46% by 2020. However, cable TV revenues (both analog and digital) will drop from 46% of the total in 2014 to 40% in 2020. Meanwhile, IPTV – the fastest growing platform – will climb from a 10% share in 2014 to 13% by 2020.

Government Spending in Space Programs Stood at US$ 65 Billion in 2014

Paris, France, May 13, 2015 - According to Euroconsult's newly released research report, Profiles of Government Space Programs, world government expenditures for space programs decreased by 4% to US$ 66.5 billion in 2014.

Retail OTT Set-Top Boxes Will Overtake Telco IPTV Set-Top Box Shipments in 2015

London, UK, May 12, 2015–Global shipments of over-the-top (OTT) set-top boxes (STBs) sold at retail -- including Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku boxes -- will overtake shipments of IPTV STBs used for pay TV services in 2015, according to a new report from IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight. This year, 31 million retail OTT STBs will be shipped, compared to 30 million IPTV STBs shipped by telcos.