Market Trends

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.

Asia-Pacific Advertising Trends

Hong Kong, April 19, 2017--Marketing and advertising plans are changing across the Asia-Pacific region, redirecting revenue and reshaping media strategies. Advertising remains a critical revenue stream for media owners, helping fund investment in content, people and technology. Digital disruption, however, is becoming a reality, in growth economies as well as developed markets.

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.

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.

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. 

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.