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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 […]

Global pay TV market grew by 4% last year

The global pay TV market grew at a steady rate of 4% last year, though there was a slower increase in revenues due to “weak currency exchange rates,” according to ABI Research.  The new research claims that the worldwide pay TV market reached 923.5 million subscribers last year and is expected to exceed 1.1 billion […]

Global pay TV market tops 924.4m subscribers

The global pay TV market is estimated to have passed 924.4 million subscribers in 2014, driven by market-leading growth in IPTV, according to ABI Research.  The new stats claim that worldwide pay TV subscriber numbers grew by 5% in 2014, with 14% growth in IPTV and 7% growth in satellite TV. “The growth rates of […]

Short-form video market to be worth US$13bn by 2019

The revenue potential for short-form video, from services like YouTube and DailyMotion, is expected to approach US$13 billion (€11 billion) by 2019, according to ABI Research.  The study claims that the revenue attached to bite-sized video clips will carry a six-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.5%, with short videos proving “ideal for today’s […]

Ultra HD set-top box shipments to hit 48 million in 2020

Worldwide shipments of Ultra HD-capable set-top boxes will reach 48 million by 2020 while the market for HEVC set-top boxes will hit 88 million units, according to ABI Research. The figures will mark a dramatic rise over the coming years, with the research firm predicting that just 60,000 high-end gateway set-top boxes with UltraHD and […]

Pay TV to generate US$269 billion this year

The global pay TV market is set to generate more than US$269 billion (€212 billion) in revenues by the end of this year, driven by HD subscriptions and major sporting events, according to ABI Research.  ABI predicts that there will be more than 920 million pay TV subscribers worldwide by the end of 2014 and […]

Arris ‘clear winner’ in STB market in Q2, says ABI

Arris was the “clear winner” in the set-top box market in Q2, growing their revenues by roughly 60% year-over-year, according to ABI Research. ABI’s Set-Top Box and Home Networks Market Research report claims that Arris made US$711 million (€535 million) in pro-forma revenue in the quarter. Humax also saw “substantial revenue growth of 30%” in […]

Global pay-TV market to generate US$280.4 billion this year

The global pay-TV market will generate US$280.4 billion (€207.3 billion) in service revenue in 2014, from a total subscriber base that is tipped to pass 936.4 million at the end of the year. According to the new figures from ABI Research, some 45% of worldwide pay-TV subscribers are expected to be high-definition customers at the […]