Conditional Access Systems Market By Type (Smartcard-based, Card-less), Application (Digital Television, Internet Services, Digital Radio) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2015 - 2022

Conditional access systems are content protection solutions equipped in the receiving devices such as set-top box. These solutions are designed to restrict any unauthorized access to broadcast services in television, internet services and digital radio. On the basis of solution type, the market is segmented into smartcard-based and card-less CAS. The most significant factor fueling the market growth is the increasing digital television penetration coupled with the mandatory digital television transition. Additionally, due to rising penetration of internet-based subscription services, the market is anticipated to register strong growth in the coming years. The conditional access systems market worldwide stood at US$ 2,364.7 Mn in 2014. The market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 10.5% during the forecast period 2015 to 2022.

Conditional Access Systems Market

1.1    Report Description

Purpose of the Report

The purpose of this strategic research study titled “Global Conditional Access Systems Market- Growth, Share, Opportunities and Competitive Analysis, 2015 – 2022” is to offer industry investors, company executives, and industry participants with in-depth insights to enable them make informed strategic decisions related to the opportunities in the global conditional access systems industry.

Target Audience

Industry Investors
Conditional Access Systems Vendors
Set-top Boxes Vendors
Service Providers

USPs and Key Offerings

The report titled “Global Conditional Access Systems Market- Growth, Share, Opportunities and Competitive Analysis, 2015 – 2022” offers strategic insights into the global conditional access systems market along with the market size and estimates for the duration 2013 to 2022. The said research study covers in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on solution types, applications and cross-sectional study across different geographies. The revenue estimates for internet services has been evaluated considering services such as internet protocol television (IPTV), video on-demand (VOD) and other subscription-based services. In order to help strategic decision makers, the report also includes competitive profiling of the leading conditional access solution vendors, their SCOT (Strength, Challenges, Opportunities and Weaknesses) analysis, market positioning and key developments. Other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within the industry
  • Market fuelers, market impediments, and their impact on the market growth
    In-depth competitive environment analysis
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Trailing 2-Year market size data (2013 – 2014)
  • SRC (Segment-Region-Country) Analysis

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global conditional access systems market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2015 to 2022, keeping in mind the above mentioned factors.

Application Segmentation Analysis

The conditional access systems market is segmented, based on its applications, into following:

  • Digital Television
  • Internet Services
  • Digital Radio 

Conditional Access Systems Market

The global conditional access systems market, as of 2014, is dominated by the digital television segment. The segment accounted for a market share, in terms of revenue, of over seventy percent of the total market revenue worldwide. The dominance of digital television segment is primarily backed by the growing adoption of digital televisions globally. Additionally, due to ongoing digital television transition worldwide, the demand for conditional access systems is expected to remain strong in the coming years. The market growth is also driven by the development of advanced television services such as high definition (HD) and ultra-high definition (UHD) services. This requires upgrading conditional access solutions for reliable content security thereby continuing the demand for CAS solutions. Thus, the digital television segment is expected to retain its dominant position in the market throughout the forecast period.

Internet services segment is estimated to emerge as the highest growing segment worldwide in the market. Penetration of internet services has grown exponentially since the past few years resulting into emergence of various subscription based services. In addition to this, the internet service segment is also driven by the increasing adoption of internet protocol television (IPTV) across the globe. Thus, the segment is expected to register the highest growth in CAS market during the forecast period.

Geography Segmentation Analysis

The global conditional access systems market is segmented, on the basis of geographical regions, as per following regions and countries.

  • North America
    • U.S
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • EU
    • CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australasia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World
    • Middle East and Africa
    • Latin America

Conditional Access Systems Market

In 2014, the global conditional access systems market was dominated by North America with a market share of over one third of the total market revenue. The market is majorly governed by the U.S. with market share, in terms of revenue, of more than 80% of the total region. U.S. is among the first countries to achieve digital television transition. Additionally, country has significantly high penetration of high definition (HD) television services making the conditional access solutions costlier. Further, due to strong internet services penetration, North America is expected to retain its dominant position in the market throughout the forecast period.

Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as the most promising market for conditional access systems in the coming years. Countries such as India and China have large consumer base of digital television resulting into substantial requirement of conditional access systems. With increasing penetration of digital television and internet services, the region is expected to emerge as the highest growing market for conditional access systems in the coming years.

Hismation: Conditional Access Systems


Televisions are among the most integral appliances of households worldwide. With further advancements in the television sector, most of the households across the world have adopted to pay-television services based on subscription. However, major concern for the television service providers is to avoid piracy of their services. Due to rampant piracy of pay television services, the service providers face significant revenue losses which in turn results into higher service charges. Similarly, with the increasing penetration of internet services, the instances of internet service theft too has increased dramatically in the past few years. Thus, it becomes necessary to regulate and protect the services effectively so as to restrict any unauthorized access and piracy.

Conditional access systems are content protection solutions used for restricting unauthorized users from accessing any service. Conditional access systems are popular in applications such as television, digital radio and internet-based subscription services. The solutions work on principle of scrambling data before broadcasting to the public network. Conditional access system is installed at the receiving end where the receiver (e.g. set-top box) unscrambles the data related to the subscribed service. The encryption of broadcasting signals is primarily based upon the standards set by the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) Project and Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC). The conditional access solution vendor provides the receiving equipment and conditional access software to the broadcasting company. The broadcaster then integrates the conditional access solutions into their equipment.

The most significant advantage of conditional access systems is the restriction on unauthorized subscribers. This helps service providers reducing their revenue losses thereby managing the networks in a better way. Conditional access systems market is broadly segmented, based upon the solution, into following types:

  • Smartcard-based CAS
  • Card-less CAS

Traditionally, conditional access solutions were embedded on smartcards which were installed at the receiving end. However, these type of conditional access solutions are likely to phase out due their security issues. Smartcards are easy to clone and hence can be misused easily. Modern conditional access solutions are software based that can be downloaded directly to the receiving equipment. The most significant benefit of card-less CAS (software-based) is high security against service theft. Additionally, using software-based solutions reduces additional costs required for smartcards. Due to these factors, the software-based conditional access systems are expected to prevail in the near future.

The adoption of conditional access systems dates back to mid-nineties when the pay television services had started becoming popular. Countries such as the U.S., France, Japan, Germany and the U.K. were among the first adopters of conditional access systems. Currently, conditional access systems are largely used in pay television sets for regulating the broadcasting service. Due less penetration of internet-based services and digital radio in most of the nations worldwide, the market growth in these sectors is currently low. Conditional access for digital radio and internet services is popular in the U.S., Japan, Australia, South Korea and some of the Europe countries. Further, the demand for conditional access systems is expected to high from regions such as Africa, Latin America and some of the Asia countries where digital transition of television is under progress.

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Published Date:  Mar 2016
Category:  Technology & Media
Report ID:   57754
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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