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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 […]

DRM to grow as CAS market contracts

The digital rights management (DRM) market will become a US$1.2 billion (€910 million) market by 2018, while the related conditional access (CAS) market will decline slightly, dropping below US$1.5 billion annually, according to ABI Research stats. The research firm tipped the DRM market to grow at an annual rate of 12% with tablet and smartphone […]

Global pay TV market grows by 23 million subscribers

The global pay TV market added 23 million new subscribers in the first two quarters of 2013, marking an increase of 3% according to new figures by ABI Research.  The firm said that it now expects worldwide pay TV subscribers to reach 895 million by the end of 2013, generating service revenues of US$245 billion […]

Google Chromecast to boost set-top and dongle market

The release of Google’s Chromecast TV dongle is due to push the smart set-top box and dongle market beyond original forecasts, with unit sales now expected to pass 18 million in 2013, according to ABI Research.  Overall the market is expected to grow at a 10.8% compound annual growth rate between 2013 and 2018, with […]