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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 […]

Global pay TV market passes 900 million subscribers

The number of global pay TV subscribers increased by more than 5% in 2013, reaching a total of 901.1 million, according to new stats from ABI Research.  The research firm said that in general the international pay TV market grew both in terms of service revenue and subscribers, with overall revenues reaching almost US$250 billion […]

Harmonic and Elemental top multiscreen encoder market

Harmonic and its rapidly growing rival Elemental are locked in a “virtual tie” to lead the multiscreen encoder market, according to a recent assessment by ABI Research. The research ranked Envivio in third place and noted that the encoding market is expanding both in terms of revenue and the number of companies competing in the […]

Web apps on TV to grow

Two in five pay TV households are expected to have access to web apps on their set-top boxes by 2019, according to ABI Research, double the number it estimates to have access to such services today. According to ABI Research, operators including AT&T, Verizon, Free, Orange, and SFR are currently leading the market for applications […]