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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 […]

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 […]