Market Trends

854 Free to Air Satellite Channels Broadcast in the MENA Region

Amman, Jordan, August 8, 2016--The number of FTA satellite channels in the Arab World reached 854 channels by May 2016. The 854 analyzed channels broadcast on Arabsat, Nilesat, Noorsat and Yahlive (fully operational channels reached 821). The majority of the analyzed FTA satellite channels broadcast in Standard Definition (SD), while 2.1% broadcast in High Definition (HD).  

Nine Operators Dominate MEA Pay TV

London, UK, August 2, 2016--Pay TV subscriptions in the Middle East & Africa region will increase by 67% between 2015 and 2021 – from 32.37 million to 54.09 million. The top nine pay TV operators [Multichoice (DStv and GOtv), StarTimes/StarSat, Canal Plus, OSN, beIN, DigiTurk, D-Smart, Yes and HOT], accounted for 70% of these subscribers by end-2015, with this proportion falling to 66% by 2021. So nine companies will continue to control more than two-thirds of the region’s pay TV subscribers, according to the Middle East & Africa Pay TV Operator Forecasts report.

20 New Countries to Invest in Space Programs by 2025

Paris, France, July 19, 2016 - According to Euroconsult's latest report, Trends & Prospects for Emerging Space Programs, 24 countries are identified as emerging space programs (ESPs) in 2015 having launched a total of 69 satellites in the last 20 years. As satellite technology has become more accessible and affordable, the number of countries investing in their first satellite system has increased dramatically. 2015 set an all-time record with nine satellites launched, confirming the dynamism of this market.

NSR Report Projects $100 Billion in Commercial Ground Segment Revenues

Cambridge, Mass., July 18, 2016NSR’s Commercial Satellite Ground Segment report,  released today, projects the global market for Commercial Satellite Ground Equipment will grow from $5.6 Billion in 2015 to $11.5 Billion in 2025, generating over $100 Billion in cumulative revenue. Mass-markets like DTH and Consumer Broadband will generate the majority of shipments. However, high-value markets such as Aeronautical Satcom and Earth Stations offer large revenue potential and sizable upside for equipment vendors.

Soaring Appetite for On-Demand Video Services Presents Significant Investment Opportunity for European Telecoms Operators

London, UK, July 15, 2016--The availability of fast fixed and mobile next generation networks has significantly changed video consumption habits in Europe, driving mobile video, on-demand video and multi-screen viewing, according to insight from Pyramid Research.

Competitive Environment, Success Factors for New Space Startups

Paris, France, July 14, 2016 - Euroconsult's latest report, Top NewSpace Startups to Watch, assesses 20 startups via business-based criteria in robust individual profiles in order to track their current standing, challenges, and future potential within the rapidly-evolving space/satellite value chain.

FSS Satellite Capacity Flatlines While HTS Growth is in Full Swing

Cambridge, Mass., July 12, 2016NSR’s Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand, 13th Edition finds a satellite industry in the midst of a sea of change, with choppy waters threatening to overturn operators sticking to the status quo. However, blue oceans do offer billion-dollar opportunities for those able to successfully change with the times. The widebeam capacity and dozens of transponder-satellites of yesteryear face enormous pricing pressures across a number of verticals, with NSR forecasting widebeam revenues to drop by over $1.25 billion from 2015 to 2025. Alternatively, HTS capacity creates a renaissance of sorts for the satellite industry, with over $7 billion in new revenues paving a growth path for operators able to pivot towards new business models and new ways of selling capacity.

Small Satellites Market to Reach US$ 22 Billion in the next Ten Years

Paris, France, July 7, 2016 - According to Euroconsult's latest report, Prospects for the Small Satellite Market, we are on the cusp of a major revolution for the space sector and overall space ecosystem, as more than 3,600 smallsats are expected to be launched over the next ten years, a significant increase from the previous decade. The total market value of these satellites is anticipated to be $22 billion (manufacture and launch), a 76% increase over that of 2006-2015. This rate of growth is unprecedented for the space sector and will bring about fundamental changes as both new and established industry players attempt to increase their capabilities in order to gain market share.

Eastern Europe finally wakes up to OTT

London, UK, July 1, 2016--Eastern European OTT TV and video revenues [for 18 countries] will reach US$ 1,976 million in 2021; up from only US$ 26 million recorded in 2010 and $454 million in 2015, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. The Eastern Europe OTT TV & Video Forecasts report states that Russia accounted for half the region’s OTT revenues in 2015 and will remain at around this level for the next five years.

WTA Publishes New Research Report: Inside the Top Operators 2016

New York, NY, June 29, 2016--The World Teleport Association (WTA) today released a new research report: Inside the Top Operators (2016). The report analyzes data from theTop Operator Rankings of 2015, released by WTA in December.