Broadcast distribution was the original satellite services market band its growth powered the first great expansion of the teleport industry. Then came developments on the ground that changed the tune: the rise of anytime-anywhere consumption of TV, high-resolution streaming services exploiting higher-speed, lower-cost terrestrial connectivity, and the cloud and content distribution networks as alternatives for distribution. But the trends hitting the revenues of satellite operators have not necessarily made themselves felt in the teleport business. Innovative operators have changed their investment strategies, revamped technology and operations, built new expertise in-house and effectively targeted today’s broader range of content origination and distribution companies as customers. In this report, WTA details the major shifts in the broadcast distribution market and how savvy teleport operators have adapted to radical change to sustain and grow their businesses.
The report was released on September 28th. It is free for WTA Members and available for purchase by others. Click here to get the report.