Video distribution operators

Video distribution operators

Players' positioning and possible network configurations for the future

This report summarises the latest developments in the operator video ecosystem and explores the different positions operators are taking up to stay competitive, while drawing distinctions between terrestrial, satellite, cable and telecoms operators. Detailed profiles of leading operators help to feed this analysis.

These strategies are broken down into four categories:

  • Horizontal integration
  • New business positioning
  • Network optimisation
  • Improving QoS and QoE
Finally three possible configurations of video distribution for the future are presented:
  • Integrated silos
  • Mutualisation through cloud solutions
  • Multi-network operators

1. Executive Summary
1.1. The imperious need to adapt to the new video environment
1.2. Video network operators face different options
1.3. Three possible configurations of video distribution for the future
2. Methodology
3. Context and prospects of the TV & video landscape
3.1. Video services trends
3.2. Video Distribution trends
3.3. Regulation and standards
3.4. The evolution of TV network reach
4. Players' profiles
4.1. Broadcast transmission players
4.1.1. Arqiva
4.1.2. Eutelsat Communications
4.1.3. Intelsat
4.1.4. Media Broadcast
4.1.5. SES
4.1.6. TDF
4.2. Cable & telecom operators
4.2.1. AT&T
4.2.2. Comcast
4.2.3. Deutsche Telekom
4.2.4. Liberty Global
4.2.5. Orange
5. Outlook for broadcast operators
5.1. Horizontal integration for broadcast operators
5.2. New business positioning for broadcast operators
5.3. Network optimisation
5.4. Enhancement of service offering and quality of experience
6. Outlook for telcos and cablecos
6.1. Horizontal integration for wireline operators
6.2. New business positioning for wireline operators
6.3. Network optimisation
6.4. Enhancement of service offering and quality of experience
7. Three possible configurations of video distribution for the future
7.1. Integrated silos
7.2. Mutualisation through cloud solutions
7.3. Multi-network operators
Table 1: Network configuration: Integrated silos
Table 2: Network configuration: Mutualisation through cloud solutions
Table 3: Network configuration: Multi-network operators
Table 4: Arqiva's financial highlights
Table 5: Breakdown of Arqiva's revenue
Table 6: Eutelsat's financial highlights
Table 7: Breakdown of Eutelsat's revenue
Table 8: Eutelsat's forthcoming launches
Table 9: Intelsat financial highlights
Table 10: Breakdown of Intelsat's revenue
Table 11: Intelsat's forthcoming launches
Table 12: SES's Financial highlights
Table 13: SES's Forthcoming launches
Table 14: AT&T's financial highlights
Table 15: AT&T's operational data
Table 16: Comcast's financial highlights (Cable communications segment)
Table 17: Comcast's operational highlights (Cable communications segment)
Table 18: Deutsche Telekom's financial highlights
Table 19: Deutsche Telekom's operational highlights
Table 20: Liberty Global's financial highlights
Table 21: Liberty Global's operational highlights
Table 22: Orange's financial highlights
Table 23: A selection of major mergers and acquisitions between network operators
Table 24: Examples of free and paid peering deals in the United States
Table 25: How well does the cloud meet different demands?
Table 26: Main On-net CDN rollouts
Table 27: Applications available on Bouygues Telecom's BBox Miami
Table 28: Network configuration: Integrated silos
Table 29: Network configuration: Mutualisation through cloud solutions
Table 30: Network configuration: Multi-networks operators
Figure 1: Summary of possible positioning for network operators
Figure 2: Change in live TV viewing time by region, 2013-2014 (minutes a day per person)
Figure 3: American OTT video providers' footprint in Europe as of 31 July 2015
Figure 4: Global IP Traffic by Application Category
Figure 5: Roadmap for 4K/8K Broadcasting in Japan
Figure 6: Net neutrality and video distribution
Figure 7: Breakdown of the globe's TV households by access technology, 2014
Figure 8: Breakdown of Arqiva's revenue in 2015
Figure 9: Evolution of the breakdown of Arqiva's revenue, 2011-2015
Figure 10: Breakdown of Eutelsat's revenue in 2015
Figure 11: Eutelsat's expansion capacity by region
Figure 12: Multi-screen delivery solution via satellite
Figure 13: Breakdown of Intelsat's revenue in 2015
Figure 14: Multithek interface
Figure 15: SES Globalisation highlights
Figure 16: 03B Networks's fleet
Figure 17: Evolution of TDF's revenue, by business area, 2012-2013 (left) and 2013-2014 (right)
Figure 18: Platform B2M
Figure 19: Evolution of AT&T's operational data, 2010-2014
Figure 20: AT&T's expected revenue for 2015
Figure 21: LTE Broadcast
Figure 22: Linking entertainment to all forms of connectivity
Figure 23: Cross-sell opportunities among households
Figure 24: Breakdown of Comcast's revenue in the Cable Communications segment
Figure 25: Evolution of Comcast's subscribers, 2010-2015
Figure 26: Evolution of the breakdown of Comcast's revenue, 2011-2015
Figure 27: Deutsche Telekom's virtual STB/STB-less strategy
Figure 28: Deutsche Telekom's responses to the OTT threat
Figure 29: Evolution of Liberty Global's video and Internet subscribers
Figure 30: Liberty Global's 2015 strategic game plan and guidance
Figure 31: Orange's operational highlights
Figure 32: Digital TV household growth in Africa/the Middle East, 2009-2018
Figure 33: Satellite operators' expansion strategies in emerging markets
Figure 34: Change in the distribution of C and Ku-band satellite capacity between emerging and developed markets, 2011-2015
Figure 35: Arkena (TDF Group) solutions & services line up
Figure 36: Growth and breakdown of satellite TV households, pay-TV vs. FTV
Figure 37: Presentation of ATSC 3.0
Figure 38: FOBTV roadmap
Figure 39: Use of GSE in Satellite TV
Figure 40: HbbTV deployments
Figure 41: Number of channels per 36 Mhz transponder
Figure 42: Comcast video and Internet revenues, Q1 2011-Q2 2015
Figure 43: Cable companies' migration to all IP services
Figure 44: Summary of possible positioning for network operators

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