Market Trends

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.

Linear TV via Satellite Market to See Over 12K New Channel Growth in Next 10 Years

Cambridge, Mass., March 1, 2017 – NSR’s Linear TV via Satellite, 9th Edition, released tomorrow, shows that despite inroads OTT has made in many regions, Linear TV via satellite will remain a global growth market with over 12,200 new channels over the next 10 years, reaching over 53,600 total by 2026.  However, the heady days of exponential Direct to Home (DTH) & Video Distribution growth appear to be coming to an end as markets saturate and competition increases.

10% of U.S. Broadband Households Likely to Cancel their Fixed Broadband Internet Service over next 12 months

Dallas, Tex., March 1, 2017--New reserach from Parks Associates reveals that 10% of U.S. broadband households are likely to cancel their fixed broadband service over the next 12 months. According to 360 View: Mobility & the App Economy, these consumers would use wireless or mobile data services as a replacement for their traditional broadband service. This trend is an extension of the current migration away from fixed-line telephone services in favor of cellular, with 8% of U.S. broadband households planning to cancel this service in the next 12 months. Currently 51% of U.S. broadband households have fixed-line phone service.

MENA Pay TV Revenue Forecasts Downgraded

London, UK, February 7, 2017--Pay TV revenues for the 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa covered in the new edition of the Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts report will reach US$ 4 billion in 2021 – down from $5 billion forecast in the last edition. 

Digital TV Research Releases Report on Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts

London, UK, February 1, 2017--Digital TV Research released today a  report on "Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts.'  The report forecasts that legitimate pay TV revenues will reach $4.12 billion for 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa by 2022, up by 17% from $3.52 billion in 2016. Five countries will contribute more than three-quarters of the region’s pay TV revenues in 2022. 

3 out of 4 US Broadband Households Now Have an Internet-Connected TV

Plano, Tex., January 26, 2017--According to new research from The Diffusion Group (TDG), the penetration of Internet-connected TVs among US broadband households has increased nearly 50% since 2013, from 50% to 74% at year-end 2016.

Pay-TV Providers Neglect Customer Experience at their Peril

London, UK, January 26, 2016–Pay-TV operators can no longer simply rely on the strength of their content offering to maintain subscriber loyalty but must raise their customer relationship management game to gain ground in an increasingly competitive marketplace, new global research from subscription, billing and CRM specialist Paywizard shows. The survey of more than 6,200 consumers reveals 24% have cancelled a digital pay-TV service in the previous 12 months because of poor customer experience, while 84% say they would terminate a relationship with a TV provider if service and support were lacking and the company seemed out of touch with their needs.

ABI Research Sees Service Providers Switching from Channel to Linear OTT Video over Traditional TV

Oyster Bay, New York, January 20, 2017--Service providers are decreasing marketing on their cable, satellite, and IPTV products that offer managed quality of service in favor of new products that use over the top (OTT) technologies to compete with Amazon and Netflix. With OTT competition significantly increasing in mature pay-TV markets, ABI Research forecasts that live linear OTT video services will grow to approximately $7 billion dollars of worldwide revenue by 2021, from a little more than $1 billion in 2016.

US Continues to Drop Pay-TV Subscriptions

Dallas, Tex., January 18, 2017--New cord-cutter consumer research from Parks Associates shows the percentage of U.S. broadband households that use only antennas to receive TV has steadily increased since 2013 to reach 15%. 360 View: Entertainment Services in U.S. Broadband Households reveals this increase coincides with a drop in pay-TV subscriptions and an increase in Internet-only video subscriptions.

NSR Forecasts High Altitude Platforms as US$ 2 Billion Opportunity

Cambridge, Mass., January 10, 2017-NSR’s High-Altitude Platforms (HAPs)  report, released today, highlights opportunities for growth via current and new airships, balloons, and pseudo-satellites will reach over $2B in cumulative revenue over the next decade. NSR’s industry-first HAPS report forecasts a 44% increase in HAPs units and an 85% increase in associated revenue over the coming ten years. Diverse applications such as communications, remote sensing, surveillance, navigation, scientific research, and technology testing, as well as new apps, such as adventure tourism, will emerge as key HAPs market drivers.