According to a market research study by Insight Partners, the global conditional access systems (CAS) market was estimated to be $2.32 billion (€2bn) in 2015 and is expected to reach $5.53 billion by 2025.
CAS offers a secure platform to broadcast the digital content through subscription based plans. CAS has set new dimension to the end user viewership and also has set up new revenue opportunities to operators and others who broadcast digital content. In its most primitive form, conditional access started with cable TV, when operators used the smartcards in the STBs to offer personalised services. Today, CA technology and services are sophisticated, and is more than ever mission-critical for a successful pay TV business venture. In a growing competitive environment, in order to attract customers, traditional pay TV operators have had to diversify their offering from the original idea of offering premium content, to pay per view (PPV).
Internet services exhibits a tremendous global growth and creating plethora of opportunities for the Conditional Access System market in near future along with increasing number of subscribers. This would also help the CAS market to continue its growth despite of declining STB`s market. In coming years the demand for internet TV and videos for home entertainment would become the prime factor driving the conditional access market growth. Internet service providers using conditional access systems for secured content delivery to subscribers. Increasing demand for personalised services and applications such as Netflix, Voot, Hot Star, etc. will accelerate the demand for CAS going ahead.
The global conditional access systems market is broadly categorized into applications and solution types. Application segment is further divided into Internet Services, Television and Digital Radio. Furthermore, solution-types are sub-segmented by Smart-card based CAS and card-less CAS. Geographically, the Conditional Access System market is divided into Europe, South America, North America, APAC and MEA
Currently, North America is one of the key regions with highest demand for CAS due to high adoption of internet services, followed by Europe. Developing countries in APAC and MEA are anticipated to experience significant adoption of CA systems, due to growing internet infrastructure and modernizing traditional TV services. Thus, North America and Europe dominate the global CAS market in 2015, however, APAC is expected overtake market share of Europe during the forecast period, due to increasing demand for digital TV set-up boxes in countries such as China and India. APAC region is estimated to mark a growth rate of 12 per cent CAGR during the forecast period 2016 to 2025.
Germany Conditional Access Systems market is expected to exhibit highest growth rate of 11.2 per cent during the forecast period 2016 2025. This will outpace the growth rate of UK, thereby Germany leading the Europe CAS market by 2025. Some of the key players profiled in the report include Nagravision, Verimatrix, Irdeto, Viacess-Orca, Cisco, Coretrust, Conax, China Digital TV, Wellav Technologies and Arris International are few other major players in the CAS ecosystem.