Conditional Access System Market: Snapshot

Conditional access systems (CAS) are content protection solutions used for controlling unauthorized access to audio as well as video content. These systems are deployed at the receiving end i.e. set-tops boxes of consumers. The card-less conditional access systems are being increasingly adopted by consumers. Card-less conditional access systems have the capacity to eliminate logistical expenses and complexity associated with smart card distribution and replacement. Card-less conditional access system is a lucrative segment that is projected to expand during the forecast period. This is largely due to the rise in adoption of these systems among consumers.

The most significant factor fuelling the expansion of the conditional access systems market is the rapid transition from analog to digital transmission. With a rise in demand for digital television set-top boxes, the conditional access systems market is expected to expand at a rapid pace in the coming years. Apart from this, continuous advancements in the broadcast and media industry are expected to create new opportunities for the conditional access system market. The global conditional access system market was valued at US$ 2,909.0 Mn in 2017 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period.

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With a rise in adoption of advanced television services such as high definition (HD) and ultra-HD (UHD) television services, the conditional access systems market is likely to expand at a rapidly in the coming years. A majority of households from regions such as North America and Europe receive high definition (HD) television broadcast. Demand for next-generation conditional access solutions is estimated to rise substantially during the forecast period due to a technological shift in the television industry. Furthermore, the increase in adoption of Internet services such as IPTV and OTT is another factor that is expected to fuel the expansion of the conditional access systems market during the forecast period. IPTV and other Internet streaming services are popular, especially in North America and Europe, making these regions favorable locations for the deployment of conditional access solutions. However, the global conditional access systems market is likely to be hampered by the high initial and operational costs of conditional access system in regions with a small customer base. The transition to digital television is still in the nascent stages in regions such as Central Africa, North Africa, Latin America, and South Asia.

Furthermore, the demand for conditional access systems for television is driven by replacement trends and upcoming advanced television services. The revenue generated from providing content security to high-quality television services is higher than that from standard television services.

The conditional access systems market offers significant expansion opportunities with the development of cloud-based CAS for multiple devices. Cloud-based CAS includes content security management, which if offered remotely through a hosted conditional access solution. This reduces the upgrade and other operational costs related to CAS. Cloud-based CAS are designed to provide high-level content security for any type of content and on any type of network. Partnership with different service providers and telecommunication companies and development of conditional access solutions for high-quality television services have emerged as key trends in the market. Companies such as Viaccess-Orca and Volicon, Inc. are focused on introducing advanced conditional access solutions in order to cater to the growing subscriber base in the region. Moreover, South American countries plan to complete the digital television transition in the next couple of years. This is expected to substantially drive demand for digital televisions in these countries along with that for CAS systems.

Key players in the global conditional access systems market include Cisco Systems, Inc., Kudelski Group (Nagravision SA), China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd., Verimatrix, Inc., Irdeto, Inc., Viaccess-Orca (Orange Group), Austrian Broadcasting Services GmbH & Co. KG (ORS Group), Coretrust, Inc., Wellav Technologies Ltd., Alticast Corporation, ABV International Pte. Ltd., Sumavision Technologies Co., Ltd., Sumavision Technologies Co., Ltd., and ARRIS Group, Inc.

Conditional Access System Market: Overview

This comprehensive report by Transparency Market Research analyzes and provides market growth forecasts for the conditional access system market at the global and regional level. The report provides an analysis of the global conditional access system market for the period from 2016 to 2026, wherein the period from 2018 to 2026 is the forecast period and 2017 is the base year. Data for 2016 is provided as historical information. The report covers all the major trends influencing the expansion of the conditional access system market over the forecast period. It also highlights various drivers, restraints, and opportunities expected to affect the market’s expansion during this period. The study provides a complete perspective on the conditional access system market expansion in terms of revenue (US$ Mn), across different geographical regions namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. The report would help manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors to understand the current and future trends in the market and formulate their strategies accordingly.

The report also includes value chain analysis of the conditional access system market. These market estimates have been analyzed by taking into account the impact of different political, social, economic, technological, and legal factors along with the current market dynamics affecting the market expansion.

Global Conditional Access System Market: Scope of the Report

Based on solution, the conditional access system market is segmented into smartcard-based conditional access systems and card-less conditional access systems. Smartcard-based conditional access systems are traditional systems that include additional hardware such as chip/smartcard with embedded conditional access software. This card is inserted in the set-top box to enable content security by providing access to authorized users. Smartcard-based CAS currently have significant penetration in the global conditional access systems market as these systems have been in existence for a long time. Card-less conditional access systems, also known as software-based conditional access system, require no hardware, and the software is embedded directly onto the set-top box. The most significant advantage of card-less conditional access systems is their low operating and upgrading costs as compared to smartcard-based conditional access systems. In addition, software-based conditional access systems offer better security against intrusion than smartcard-based conditional access systems. In tersm of application, the market has been segmented into television broadcasting services, Internet services, and digital radio broadcasting services. The television broadcasting services segment has been further categorized into smart card, set-top box, conditional access module, and software-based conditional access systems.

The report also includes competitive profiling of the key players associated with the conditional access system market around the globe. The important business strategies adopted by leading players, their market positioning, financials, SWOT analysis, and recent developments have also been identified in the research report. The competitive landscape section of the report also offers an overview about the major contributing regions/countries byof these key players in order to strengthen their market position in the future.

Global Conditional Access System Market: Research Methodology

The research methodology is a perfect combination of primary research, secondary research, and expert panel reviews. Secondary sources such as annual reports, company websites, SEC filings and investor presentations, internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases, relevant patent and regulatory databases, market reports, government publications, World Bank database, and industry white papers are usually referred to for developing preliminary market understanding. Further, for this report, we have specifically focused on data from various national telecom authorities and industry bodies.

Primary research involves telephonic interviews, e-mail interactions, and face-to-face interviews for detailed and unbiased reviews on the master recharge API market, across geographies. Primary interviews are usually conducted on an ongoing basis with industry experts and participants in order to get the latest market insights and validate the existing data and analysis. Primary interviews offer new and fresh information on important factors such as market trends, market size, competitive landscape, growth trends, etc. These factors help to validate and strengthen secondary research findings. Moreover, the data collected and analyzed from secondary and primary research is again discussed and examined by our expert panel.

Global Conditional Access System Market: Competitive Dynamics

Key players that have been profiled in this study include Cisco Systems, Inc., Kudelski Group (Nagravision SA), China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd., Verimatrix, Inc., Irdeto, Inc., Viaccess-Orca (Orange Group), Austrian Broadcasting Services GmbH & Co. KG (ORS Group), Coretrust, Inc., Wellav Technologies Ltd., Alticast Corporation, ABV International Pte. Ltd., Sumavision Technologies Co., Ltd., Sumavision Technologies Co., Ltd., and ARRIS Group, Inc.. Details such as financials, business strategies, SWOT analysis, recent developments, and strategic information pertaining to these players have been duly provided as a part of company profiles.

The conditional access system market has been segmented as below:

Market Segmentation: Global Conditional Access System Market

By Solution Type

  • Smartcard-based CAS
  • Card-less CAS

By Application

  • Television Broadcasting Services
    • Smart Card
    • Set-top Box
    • Conditional Access Module
    • Software-based CAS
  • Internet Services
  • Digital Radio Broadcasting Services

In addition, the report provides analysis of the conditional access system market with respect to the following geographic segments:

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • The U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • CIS Countries
      • Armenia
      • Belarus
      • Russia
      • Azerbaijan
      • Kazakhstan
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America
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