Market Trends

Satellite Communications & Broadcasting Markets Survey: Forecasts to 2025

Dublin, Ireland, October 11, 2016--Research and Markets just released the 23rd edition of its annual "Satellite Communications & Broadcasting Markets Survey."  The report forecasts that traffic carried over satellite will reach close to 3.5 Tbps  by 2025, with a 16% CAGR over the ten-year period.

MEA SVOD Subscriptions to Climb Fivefold

London, UK, October 5, 2016--Although there have been many launches in the last couple of years and more to come, the Middle East & Africa SVOD sector will still be very immature by 2021. Covering 28 countries in the Middle East & Africa SVOD Forecasts report, the region will have nearly 20 million paying SVOD subscribers by 2021, up from 3.7 million expected by end-2016. 

50 Operators Control Two-thirds of Global Pay TV subs

London, UK, October 3, 2016--The top 100 operators accounted for three-quarters of the world’s pay TV subscribers by end-2015, with this proportion not expected to change over the next five years. The top 10 operators took 42% by end-2015, according to the Global Pay TV Operator Forecasts report. 

Earth Observation Manufacturing, Data Markets Continue Expansion

Paris, France, September 15, 2016-According to the 9th edition of Euroconsult's report, Satellite-Based Earth Observation, Market Prospects to 2025, due to be published in the coming weeks, 163 satellites (>50kg) were launched for civil and commercial Earth observation (excluding meteorology) over 2006-2015. These were launched for entities in 35 countries and generated $18.4 billion in manufacturing market revenues. Most of these satellites were launched by government operators to support policy objectives spanning climate change, sustainable development and industrial support. In addition, EO remains the primary application for emerging space programs; growing funding into these programs is a key driver for overall investment growth. In 2015 civil government investment topped $10 billion for the first time.

US$ 250 Billion to Manufacture and Launch 1,450 Satellites Over Next Ten Years

Paris, France, September 13, 2016--According to the 19th edition of the report Satellites to be Built & Launched (over the next ten years), due to be published later in September, Euroconsult anticipates that 145 satellites with launch mass over 50kg will be launched on average each year by 2025 for government agencies and commercial organizations worldwide. When including satellites smaller than 50kg and the two mega constellations of OneWeb and SpaceX, the total would grow precipitously to 9,000 units (vs. 1,480 launched in the past ten years).

Pay-TV Innovation Forum Releases Global Learnings from Industry's Innovation Landscape

Cheseaux, Switzerland, September 12, 2016 – NAGRA,  in partnership with MTM, an international research and strategy consultancy, today published the global learnings from the Pay-TV Innovation Forum, a comprehensive research programme launched earlier this year which examines the state of pay-TV innovation around the world.

NSR Finds Challenging but Opportunistic Changes in Satellite Operator Finances

Cambridge, Mass., September 12, 2016–NSR’s Satellite Operator Financial Analysis (SOFA), 6th Edition report, released today, finds that in an era of falling capacity prices and chaotic CAPEX developments, the satellite industry is at a crossroads. Decisions regarding business models and the way that operators conceptualize capacity will greatly affect  their place in the telecom value chain. NSR’s SOFA6 includes analysis of CAPEX calculations yielding significantly lower figures for “break-even costs”, and data-centric discussion detailing the extent to which pricing has fallen over the past few years.

FSS Capacity Market Value Forecast to Reach US$ 14 Billion by 2025

Paris, France, September 8, 2016-According to the 23rd edition of Euroconsult's report, Satellite Communications & Broadcasting Markets Survey, due to be published later in September, Euroconsult forecasts that traffic carried over satellite will reach close to 3.5 Tbps by 2025, with a 16% CAGR over the ten-year period.

Satellite-Based EO Represents a US$ 43 Billion Opportunity Over Next 10 Years 

Cambridge, Mass., September 6, 2016NSR’s Satellite-Based Earth Observation (EO), 8th Edition report, released today, projects data, value-added services, information products, and big data analytics from satellite-based EO to represent a $43 billion opportunity over the next decade. The market is expected to grow rapidly in downstream EO services, especially in the wake of increased supply of high resolution data with high frequency of revisits, driving demand for EO data and services across all verticals.

World Teleport Association Opens the Top Teleport Operators of 2016 Survey

New York City, NY, September 1, 2016--The World Teleport Association (WTA) has opened its global email survey for the Top Operators of 2016 rankings. The Top Operator rankings, published annually by WTA since 2004, are the world's only rankings of top teleport operating companies serving media, data and voice markets.