Interrupted signal: The rise of online entertainment is set to slow industry revenue growth

Satellite TV providers distribute TV programs on a subscription or fee basis through direct broadcast satellites. New networks, more channel options and bonus features have kept the Satellite TV Providers industry afloat amid a decline in subscriber rates in recent years. Meanwhile, the introduction of high-definition TV improved the quality of programming and has managed to attract a small group of subscribers to higher-margin packages. Industry players compete in a saturated market and must contend with external competition. With satellites already in orbit, major players incur low costs per additional subscriber, enabling them to maintain stable profit margins...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry operators compete in a saturated market and must contend with external competition
  • Satellite TV providers compete directly with operators in the Cable Providers industry
  • Multiplatform viewing will continue to be a competitive external threat to the industry
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The major barrier to entry to this industry is the substantial initial capital investment required to build, insure and launch a satellite. In addition, participants need to invest considerable resources in satellite communications equipment to transmit broadcasts.Industry operators incur major costs associated with upgrading to and using the latest technologies related to TV programming and satellite uplinks. The slowly loosened credit environment has lessened the magnitude of these barriers for prospective players to gain funding for such investment.Very high start-up costs and the relatively high fixed-cost nature of the industry demand a solid customer base. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Satellite TV Providers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Satellite TV Providers Industry are

  • Close monitoring of competition
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Number of cable TV subscriptions in the Satellite TV Providers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Satellite TV Providers Industry?

    Companies in this industry distribute TV programs on a subscription or fee basis through direct broadcast satellites. The industry also includes multipoint distribution system operators that deliver wireless TV programming using ground stations. However, these companies operate in rural areas and have a negligible effect on industry performance. This industry excludes broadcast TV networks and other satellite telecommunications providers.

    Industry Products
  • Basic programming
  • Premium programming
  • Pay-per-view
  • Analog and digital
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing basic satellite TV programming
  • Providing premium and pay-per-view satellite TV programming
  • Leasing or retailing digital video recorders and set-top boxes
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Number of cable TV subscriptions
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Number of households

  • Current Performance
  • Profitability fluctuates temporarily
  • Satellite vs. cable
  • Streaming poses a serious threat
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increased multiplatform streaming
  • Niche appeal
  • Table: Satellite TV Providers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Satellite TV Providers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Movie & Video Distribution
  • Movie & Video Production
  • Radar & Satellite Operations
  • Television Production

  • Products & Services
  • Analog and digital
  • Basic programming
  • Premium programming
  • Pay-per-view
  • Chart: Satellite TV Providers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • Consumers aged 55 to 64
  • Consumers aged 45 to 54
  • Consumers aged 35 to 44
  • Consumers aged 25 to 34
  • Consumers aged 18 to 24
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Satellite TV Providers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesMarketingWagesAdditional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Satellite TV Providers

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Satellite TV Providers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    AT&T Inc., Dish Network LLC,
  • Table: AT&T Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Dish Network LLC - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Satellite TV Providers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Satellite TV Providers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Number of Cable TV Subscriptions (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Churn Rate
  • The percentage of subscribers to a service that discontinue their subscription in a given time period.
  • Digital Video Recorder (Dvr)
  • A device that records video in digital format to a disk drive and enables consumers to pause and rewind programs as they watch them.
  • Direct Broadcast Satellite (Dbs)
  • A satellite that broadcasts directly to a home satellite receiver.
  • Federal Communications Commission (Fcc)
  • An independent US agency that regulates radio and TV communications.
  • Millennials
  • Also known as Generation Y, the term refers to the generation of individuals born between 1980 and 2000. These individuals were brought up surrounded by technology and mass media.
  • Programming
  • The programs and series networks develop that this industry delivers to subscribers.
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