London, UK, November 28, 2012 – Over 220 million Smart TV sets will be sold worldwide in 2017, up from the 54 million that will be sold in 2012, according to Informa Telecoms & Media’s latest Smart TV device forecasts. 31% of households worldwide will own at least one Smart TV in five years time, according to Informa, with household penetration much higher in North America (63%) and Western Europe (64%).
Frisco, Tex., November 27, 2012 – New research from TDG finds that 13% of broadband subscribers – some 11 million households – do not subscribe to cable-like pay-TV services. TDG’s latest report entitled " PayTV Refugees: A Primary Profile of Cord Cutters and Cord Nevers, "offers a detailed profile of this small but growing segment of home entertainment consumers.
Lagos, Nigeria, November 26, 2012--Nigeria's telecoms and IT sector has proven to have massive growth potential in the coming years; but the country must first overcome a number of key industry challenges before the sector can fulfil its potential. One of the largest challenges is the lack of reliable power supply to the region; however, deficiencies in ICT infrastructure must continue to be addressed. Software piracy remains evidently rampant within the country as per a recent study released; the commercial value of unlicensed software installed in 2011 represented an 82% rate of piracy, nearly double the global rate of 42%.
London, UK, November 22, 2012 -According to the latest forecasts from Informa Telecoms & Media, the global online-video market will be worth US$37 billion in 2017, driven by the popularity of services like Netflix and YouTube. This figure is made up of the three key video-revenue streams of advertising, subscriptions and transactions. Despite the market maturing, advertising will continue to be a larger revenue generator than subscriptions in 2017, as it is in 2012.
Stockholm, Sweden, November 21, 2012--The latest Ericsson Mobility Report, formerly known as the Ericsson Traffic and Market Report, reveals that approximately 40 percent of all phones sold in Q3 were smartphones. Data traffic doubled between Q3 2011 and Q3 2012, and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 50 percent between 2012 and 2018, driven mainly by video.
Paris, November 9, 2012--Euroconsult’s newly released research report, Satellites to be Built & Launched by 2021: World Market Survey, anticipates that 1,075 satellites will be built for launch worldwide over the next 10 years (2012-2021). Revenues from the manufacture and launch of these 1,000+ satellites will be worth US$ 198 billion, up 36% from that generated by the 800 satellites launched in the past ten years.
Amman, Jordan, November 8, 2012--As of the end of the first quarter 2012, mobile operators in nineteen Arab countries had 367.5 million cellular lines, up from 362 million at yearend 2011, a growth of 1.5%, according to new report from Arab Advisors Group which analyzes and ranks cellular operators in the Arab World. The three cellular operators in Egypt; Vodafone, Mobinil and Etisalat were the largest Arab cellular operators in terms of subscriptions by end of March 2012.
Scottsdale, Ariz., November 2, 2012-- By 2017 ABI Research expects over-the-top (OTT) revenue to quadruple to $32 billion, up from the expected $8.2 billion in 2012. Subscription services, like Netflix, have led the OTT markets the past couple of years, which has helped push the market towards healthy growth. By 2014, however, ABI Research expects OTT rentals to surpass subscription revenues.
Hong Kong, November 1, 2012--CASBAA has released its annual estimate of Asia Pacific Multichannel TV homes, reinforcing the overall healthy state of the market. “Now with 446 million multichannel homes and a 57% penetration of all TV homes, the Asia Pacific remains a global engine room for the multichannel TV sector. Even as the rest of the world worries about overall economic indicators, the Asia pay-TV market remains in robust health,” said Simon Twiston Davies, CEO, CASBAA.
Santa Clara, Calif., October 25, 2012—With consumers all over the world facing continued economic uncertainty, global TV demand is expected to be flat in 2013, after shipments of all TV types declined by more than 4% in 2012, to 237M, according to the latest results from the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Advanced Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report.