Market Trends

Global Pay TV Subscribers Reach 969 million

London, UK, June 12, 2017--Based on 138 countries, Digital TV Research estimated 254 million additional pay TV subscribers (up by 35%) between 2010 and 2016 to take the global total to 969 million.

Government Spending in Space Programs Reached US$ 62 Billion in 2016

Paris, France, June 1, 2017--According to Euroconsult's newly released research report, Government Space Programs: Benchmarks, Profiles & Forecasts to 2026, global space budgets totaled $62.2 billion in 2016, down 2% from the previous year. Governments launched 75 satellites, less than the historical peak of 2015 but in line with the last five year average.

HTS Key to Cracking Polar Satcom

Cambridge, Mass., June 1, 2017--NSR’s Polar Satellite Markets, 2nd Edition report, published tomorrow, shows more than US$ 1.7 billion in revenue growth generated by the Arctic and Antarctic regions across a range of applications and frequency bands, driven by new bandwidth and capacity opportunities. Maritime demand will drive the growth of this nascent market, resulting in a 12-fold increase of commercial mobility capacity revenues alone between 2015 and 2025, albeit from a low base.

NSR Report: Satcom Onboard Aircraft Represents US$ 32 Billion Revenue Opportunity

Cambridge, Mass., May 22, 2017 – NSR’s Aeronautical Satcom Markets, 5th Edition report, published tomorrow, forecasts in-flight connectivity (IFC) to be installed on 2 out of every 3 commercial passenger aircraft by the end of 2026. Driven by higher demand for broadband connectivity, this installed base will generate over US$ 32 billion in revenue over the next decade, as air travel continues its rise around the world.  The imminent start of service by highly-touted HTS will help meet the tall expectations of passengers for quality inflight connectivity (IFC) experience at the right price.

Top 50 operators Take Three-quarters of Global Pay TV Revenues

London, UK, May 22, 2017--Despite adding 120 million subscribers between 2016 and 2022, subscription and PPV revenues for 522 operators will remain flat at around $185 billion. From this total, the Global Pay TV Operator Forecasts report estimates 30 pay TV operators earned more than US$ 1 billion in 2016. 

Global Nano and Microsatellite Market 2016-2020

Dublin, Ireland, May 22, 2017--Nano and microsatellites are earth-orbiting devices that have lower mass and lesser physical dimensions as compared to a conventional satellite, such as a geostationary satellite. Owing to technological advancements, as well as advances in space research, these satellites have emerged as an important tool for applications such as wireless communications networks, data gathering, scientific observations, and global positioning systems (GPS) accoridng to a recent report by Research and Markets.

Global Pay TV Revenues to Peak in 2017

London, UK, May 8, 2017--Global pay TV revenues will peak in 2017 at US$ 202 billion. However, no rapid decline will take place after 2017 as revenues will still be as high as $200 billion in 2022. 

Satellite Manufacturing & Launch Market to Generate US$ 258 Billion in Next Decade

Cambridge, Mass., May 5, 2017 -- NSR’s Satellite Manufacturing and Launch Services, 7th Edition (SMLS7) report, released today, forecasts 2,356 satellites are expected to launch during the coming decade, with both GEO and non-GEO satellite operators turning to diverse solutions to remain competitive with space-based and terrestrial players. NSR identified a growing focus on leveraging advanced technologies and new practices in optimizing satellite business cases across all satellite applications.

Nearly 50% of Commercial Aircraft to be Connected by 2021

Paris, France, May 4, 2017-According to Euroconsult’s newly released report, Prospects for In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity, over 17,000 commercial aircraft will offer connectivity to their passengers by 2021, up from 6,500 aircraft in 2016.

Eastern Europe to Lose 1 million Pay TV subs

London, UK, April 12, 2017--Tough times continue in Eastern Europe, with poor job prospects forcing many to seek work abroad. This migration married with low birth rates mean that populations will fall in 15 of the 22 countries covered in the Eastern Europe Pay TV Forecasts report between 2016 and 2022.