Despite inroads OTT has made in many regions, linear TV via satellite will remain a global growth market with over 12,200 new channels over the next 10 years, reaching over 53,600 total by 2026.
NSR’s new Satellite Capacity Pricing Index (SCPI Q4 2016) finds satellite capacity pricing in a prolonged freefall for most applications as more supply comes online and HTS offerings proliferate.
There will be over 785 UltraHD channels by 2025, and satellite capacity required to carry bandwidth intensive UltraHD channels will drive an added $280M in annual leasing revenues, according to UltraHD via Satellite, 3rd Edition from NSR.
NSR’s newly released UltraHD via Satellite, 2nd Edition, forecasts over 820 channels of UltraHD content via satellite by 2025.
By 2023, nearly 300 ultraHD (or 4K) TV channels will be broadcast globally by DTH operators, predicts NSR.
The market push for UltraHD is expected to be led by three key regions of the globe, notably North America, Western Europe and East Asia, according to NSR.
India has celebrated its first “D-day” or digitalisation day in four metro regions: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.
The global DTH industry is still living in an SD world, according to NSR research.
US DTH operators Dish Network and DirecTV both achieved profitability in close to seven years in operation at a penetration of approximately 7% of television households. According to US research firm NSR these benchmarks generally hold true for the vast majority of DTH markets the world over.