Market Trends

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.

Satellite Operator Financials in State of Transition

Cambridge, Mass., April 10, 2017 – NSR’s Satellite Operator Financial Analysis, 7th Edition, released today, finds in an industry fraught with falling prices and indebted behemoths, satellite operators are playing a more aggressive game to find growth. A shift in emphasis, away from the broadcast-dominated days, into a brave new world of HTS, LEOs and MEOs, with radical and sometimes risky changes that are expected to move operator financials forward.

WTA Publishes Satellite Operator Benchmarks 2017 Research Report

New York, NY, April 3, 2017--The World Teleport Association (WTA) today released Satellite Operator Benchmarks 2017, a new research report. This is the seventh report in WTA's annual Satellite Operator Benchmarks series, for which FutureSource provides the field research.

Big Data via Satellite Produces Big Revenue Opportunities

Cambridge, Mass., April 1, 2017 – NSR’s Big Data via Satellite report, released today, finds over $580 Million in 2016 retail revenues attributed to Big Data via Satellite applications across seven key verticals, and by 2026 retail revenues will approach nearly $2.4 Billion.  Achieving that growth, however, will require on-going developments by satellite players to integrate, process, and analyze an ever-increasing range of data from both Earth Observation and M2M/IoT sources.

Commercial Military Satellite Communication Capacity Revenues and Demand Stabilizing after Period of Decline

Paris, France, March 2, 2017 - According to Euroconsult's soon-to-be-released report, SatCom for Defense & Security: Strategic Issues & Forecasts, global military demand for commercial satellite capacity has fallen by an estimated 20% from a peak of 12.5 GHz in 2011 following tremendous growth over the previous decade, due in large part to lower usage of the U.S. DoD.