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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 […]

Mobile accounts for 20% of all video views

Mobile devices accounted for more than 20% of global video views, with this share set to more than double over the next five years, according to stats by ABI Research. The research firm claims that pay TV services will continue to be the primary video entertainment solution for many consumers, but predicted that overall time […]

Pay TV subscribers expected to exceed 1.1 billion by 2019

The global base of pay TV subscribers will exceed 1.1 billion by 2019, with IPTV taking a growing share of the total, according to the latest report from ABI Research. The industry is expected to generate US$320.3 billion (€235.4 billion) in revenue by that date, according to the group. According to ABI Research, there were […]

Global pay TV subscribers to pass 1 billion, driven by BRIC growth

The global pay TV subscriber base will “eclipse 1 billion by 2018” driven by growth in the emerging economies of Brazil, Russian, India and China, according to new stats.  ABI Research claims that the BRIC countries will account for 68% of total net additional subscribers by 2018, and that by this year the pay TV […]

North American 4K TV ownership to hit 10% in 2018

The proportion of North American households with a 4K TV set will pass 10% by the end of 2018, according to a new study by ABI Research.  The report claims that ​Asia-Pacific, and China in particular, is expected to lead Ultra HD TV unit shipments, though North America will be the leader when it comes […]