Market Trends

Euroconsult Projects Government Earth Observation Market to reach US $ 2,6 Billion in 2019

Paris, June 16, 2010-Euroconsult has released a comprehensive study analyzing the mechanisms defense and security agencies will use to satisfy their image intelligence (IMINT) requirements over the coming decade. In its new report "Earth Observation: Defense and Security, World Prospects to 2019," Euroconsult forecasts government procurement of commercial satellite Earth observation (EO) data will reach $2.6 billion by 2019, up from only $735 million in 2009. As governments try to reconcile their increasingly sophisticated IMINT needs with growing budget constraints, agencies around the world are exploring a variety of solutions.  

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European IPTV Subs to Double by 2015

London, June 1, 2010-- The number of IPTV subscribers in Europe is set to increase by 92 per cent within the next five years from 15.4 million in 2009 to 29.6 million in 2015, boosted by widespread deployment of next-generation access networks, according to a report from research firm Analysys Mason.

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Pay TV Revenues Will Grow 7% to US$ 312 Mil. in 2010

New York, NY, May 21, 2010--The Pay TV market growth slowed in 2009 due to the recession. However, 2010 is expected to be a better year as operators have been signing up new subscribers, and existing subscribers are migrating to premium channels and advanced services. "As a result of the positive market outlook for pay TV," says ABI Research practice director Jason Blackwell, "global pay TV revenue will net more than $312 billion for cable and telecom carriers in 2010."  

Growth in the African Mobile Communications Market was Double the Global Market

Dublin, Ireland, April 23, 2010—Africa is a continent of contrasts. Endemic poverty and political malfeasance are the most widely understood characteristics, but the nascent market power of an underdeveloped continent with a population that is expected to exceed 1 billion people for the first time in 2010, is staggering.  

Ernst and Young Releases Report on Emerging Entertainment Markets in BRIC Countries

Las Vegas, NV, April 14, 2010 – Ernst & Young  released a report on the media and entertainment landscape in the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC). The report provides an overview of the latest indicators of market attractiveness, as well as the opportunities, challenges and critical success factors in conducting business in these four countries. 

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Satellite Exceeds Cable’s Reach in Europe in 2009

Luxembourg, April 4, 2010--For the first time, satellite reaches more households than cable in Europe, with 77 million satellite and 71 million cable households, according to the annual survey conducted by satellite operator SES. Terrestrial infrastructures reach 86.5 million households; however, not even half of them (48 percent) are digital.

ITU Predicts Strong Mobile Cellular Growth Worldwide

After reaching around 4.6 billion mobile cellular subscriptions by the end of 2009, ITU expects the number of mobile cellular subscriptions globally to reach five billion in 2010, driven by advanced services and handsets in developed countries and increased take-up of mobile health services and mobile banking in the developing world.

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UK Consumers Led the World in Adoption of Digital Media

UK consumers are continuing to embrace digital communications services and lead internationally as a digitally advanced nation, new Ofcom research reveals.

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Opportunities in the African Earth Observation Market

by NSR

Many countries around the world have a requirement for owning their own satellite system to apply Earth Observation (EO) to solve problems, meet new missions and reach goals - both inside and outside their territory. But not every one of them can or has the desire or political will to do it. There are however a rising number of developing countries that have projects underway such as Vietnam, Taiwan, Chile, Dubai, Algeria, and more recently in Malaysia, which puts them solidly on the EO map.

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VoD Will Be Key to Pay-TV Revenue Success in Emerging Markets

By 2014, 84 percent of all pay-TV net additions will come from emerging markets, however a successful pay-TV VoD service in these markets will depend on a variety of factors, according to a new report by Pyramid Research (, the telecom research arm of Light Reading Communications Network (

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