“The pent-up demand for new Converged Cable Access Platform equipment is evident in the early volume deployments of CCAP gear, and we expect the upward trend in combined CMTS and CCAP channel shipments to continue as operators prepare their networks for DOCSIS 3.1,” notes Jeff Heynen.
Meanwhile, 4Q13 marks the highest number of combined CMTS and CCAP upstream and downstream DOCSIS channel shipments on record, owing largely to a 192% sequential jump in CCAP channel shipments.
What’s driving growth in pay-TV are the emerging markets. Specifically, India and Latin America are adding satellite and cable subscribers, while China is seeing an increase in IPTV subscribers. Meanwhile, Comcast lost 355,000 American subscribers over four quarters.
The decline in cable subscribers across all operators is attributable more to churn than cord cutting as consumers defect to IPTV and satellite.
Despite continued growth of online video viewing on connected consumer electronics (CE) devices and expanding platform options, annual increases in mobile online viewing (via tablets and smartphones) are higher than any other category.
Worldwide mobile views already constitute over 20 percent of the total in 2013 – more than doubling during the next five years, according to ABI Research.
The online movie market involves the distribution of full-length feature films over the internet. From 2014 to 2018 the revenue earned by movie producers worldwide from online and offline distribution will increase from $62.7 billion to $76.4 billion, or by nearly 18%.
Revenues derived from online distribution will increase from 5.6% of total revenues in 2014 to 16.6% in 2018.
In a growing number of markets, pay-TV providers find themselves at a crossroads. Their traditional business models are under attack as telco IPTV providers, over-the-top (OTT) providers, and consumer electronics companies — i.e. Netflix, LOVEFiLM, Amazon, Hulu, Apple and Samsung — continue to divert revenue away from them.
For most pay-TV providers, the media tablet has become the de facto second screen: 47% of survey respondent operators support tablets as part of their multi-screen service now, growing to 89% by 2015.
From 2013 to 2017 the total revenue for all record companies will increase from $16,749 million to $17,286 million, or by just 3.2%. Revenues from physical formats will fall by $2,090 million and digital download sales will fall by $663 million.
Music subscription revenues will increase by $2,969 million – by far the largest growth segment that will drive the music industry’s growth for the next 5 years.
While the App Store has helped Indie game and software developers make billions collectively selling their apps, iTunes hasn’t had the same effect for independent filmmakers.
For all the excitement that people had about the long tail. it’s proven remarkably easy for large rights holders to flood it with their own back-catalogue.
A recent poll revealed that 74% of adult online Canadians subscribe to traditional pay-TV. Among those subscribers, 47% compliment their service by subscribing to one or more over-the-top (OTT) video content services.
Also,while 28% subscribe to just one OTT service, nearly 20% subscribe to two or more OTT video services.
Americans now own four digital devices on average, and they spend 60 hours a week consuming content across devices. A majority of U.S. households now own HDTVs, Internet-connected computers and smartphones.
Hispanic consumers have rapidly adopted multiple-screens into their daily video viewing routines and represent 47 million people in the U.S. market.
In terms of the emerging types of DVR services, MRG is forecasting households with network DVR services to grow slightly faster than cloud DVR service households during the next five years. Global network DVR households will reach 19 million, with most activity occurring in North America, while cloud-based DVR households will reach 14 million.
MRG defines a network DVR service as “subscriber controlled,” meaning the DVR service end-user has the ability to select and record their own private copies of programming.