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HDR TV shipments to reach 245m in 2022

Shipments of high dynamic range (HDR) TVs will grow at a 41% compound annual growth rate and reach 245 million units in 2022, according to ABI Research. The new study claims that HDR features will “help boost 4K’s (UltraHD) momentum” and that HDR sets are expected set to surpass 4K TV shipments in 2020. ABI […]

ABI: TV service market to reach US$1.5bn in 2021

The ‘TV as a Service’ (TVaaS) business market is due to grow to US$1.5 billion (€1.4 billion) in 2021, representing 35% of video software revenues, up from 10% in 2016, according to ABI. The research firm said that recurring revenues based on video consumption, transactions, or subscriber-related metrics will take over traditional hardware sales, software […]

VR device shipments to reach 110m by 2021

VR device shipments will reach a total of 110 million by 2021, with the industry to benefit from a “swath of new and compelling content choices”, according to ABI Research. The new report claims that while mobile device-reliant virtual reality (VR) shipments — such as Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream— dwarf today’s other VR […]

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 […]