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ABI Research: linear OTT services to be worth US$7bn by 2021

Live linear OTT video services will account for US$7 billion of worldwide revenue by 2021, up from just over US$1 billion last year, according to ABI Research. The firm claims that service providers are starting to favour new products that use over the top (OTT) technologies to compete with Amazon and Netflix – decreasing marketing […]

4K set-top box market to quadruple, despite overall STB declines

The 4K set-top box market will quadruple this year, despite an overall decline in the STB space, according to ABI Research. The new forecast claims that the 4K STB market will grow from less than 2 million units in 2015 to more than 7 million in 2016 and will then grow by 46% annually through […]

ABI Research: China the largest market for streaming devices

China remains the largest single market for streaming media adapters, even though restrictions on some domestic content and services have impacted growth.  According to ABI Research, streaming sticks in China are less popular than streaming boxes or pucks because the pricing of these device types is relatively similar. The research firm also said that even […]

DOCSIS 3.1 base to reach nine million

Nine million broadband customers will be using DOCSIS 3.1 equipment by 2017, according to ABI Research. ABI Research said that the advanced cable broadband technology had achieved good traction in Europe, with operators in the US also showing interest. According to the research group, the nine million DOCSIS 3.1 customers in 2017 will represent just […]

Set-top box market consolidation ‘not over’, says ABI

Set-top box market consolidation in “not over”, despite Arris’ acquisition of Pace earlier this year to form the world’s largest STB manufacturer, according to ABI Research. ABI said that STB market consolidation is driven by three factors – geographic reach and scale, platform expertise, and end-to-end technology capabilities – and that Avago’s acquisition of STB semiconductor firm […]

Global pay TV penetration now 48%

Global pay TV penetration reached 48% in the first quarter of the year, with more than 900 million subscribers signed up to these services, according to ABI Research.  The new figures claim that total pay TV penetration will exceed 50% – or 1 billion subscribers – by 2017 and will grow steadily over the next five […]

LTE subscriptions to reach 1.4 billion by year-end

There will be nearly 1.37 billion 4G LTE subscribers worldwide by the end of 2015, up from nearly 650 million in 2014, according to ABI Research.  The latest forecast predicts that the global LTE subscriber base will exceed 3.5 billion by 2020, demonstrating a five-year compound annual growth rate of 20.8%. “The exponential rise in […]

Seven out of 10 UHD TVs to support HDR by 2020

Nearly 70% of Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs will support new technologies like high dynamic range (HDR), wider colour gamut, high frame rates, and immersive audio by 2020, according to ABI Research.  ABI said that these new technologies and enhancements will advance the viewing experience “far more” than higher resolution alone, but that advancements in […]

Video infrastructure markets to grow by 37%

Video infrastructure markets, including broadcast pre- and post-production, video encoding, and VOD and CDN hardware, will grow at a pace of 37% over the next 5 years, according to ABI Research.  The report predicts growth despite the impact of virtualization and the separation of hardware and software requirements. ABI said the encoder and transcoder market […]

OTT revenues tipped to grow by 26% this year

Over-the-top video should see total revenue growth of around 26% in 2015 with a 24% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through to 2019, according to ABI Research.  The study claims that tapping into OTT’s growth is “key for pay TV,” with the rising popularity of services like Netflix and HBO Go causing customers to start […]