Market Trends

China Doubles Global Broadband Subscriber Growth Rate

London, UK, September 6, 2016--According to the most recent data in the Q1 2016 report published by Point Topic, China now boasts over a quarter of a billion fixed broadband subscribers, having added 34 million in the last two quarters. Furthermore, China has contributed to the global FTTH (fibre-to-the-home) growth dramatically, more than doubling its FTTH subscriber figure in the last 12 months.

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.

Pay-TV Innovation Forum Highlights Varying Growth Opportunities for Asia Pacific Pay-TV Service Providers

Singapore, August 18, 2016–NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and a provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in partnership with MTM, an international research and strategy consultancy, have revealed the APAC findings from the Pay-TV Innovation Forum research program.

4K Internet TV & Video Content to be Viewed by 1 in 10 US Residents by 2021

Hampshire, UK,  August 16, 2016: New data from Juniper Research has found that 4K OTT (Over the Top) content will finally see mass-market appeal, with adoption set to soar over the next 5 years. Juniper’s latest research, Digital TV & Video: Network and OTT Strategies 2016-2021, found that 4K OTT services will attract over 189 million unique users globally by 2021, up from just 2.3 million this year, driven by greater content availability and compatible devices.

Top US Pay-TV Providers Had More Net Losses in 2Q 2016 Than in any Previous Quarter

Durham, New Hampshire, August 15, 2016--Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG) found that the eleven largest pay-TV providers in the US -- representing about 95% of the market -- lost about 665,000 net video subscribers in 2Q 2016, compared to a loss of about 545,000 subscribers in 2Q 2015.

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.

Asia-Pacific Pay-TV Industry Faces Slowing Growth


Hong Kong, July 19, 2016--The Asia-Pacific pay-TV industry will grow at a 5.8% average annual rate from 2016 to 2021, according to a new report, Asia Pacific Pay-TV & Broadband Markets, published by leading industry analysts Media Partners Asia (MPA). The pace of pay-TV subscriber and revenue growth is slowing, weakened by an economic slowdown and increasing competition from both legal and illegal alternatives.

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.