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Cable TV & Satellite TV Systems – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 4841  |  NAICS 516 & 517

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Cable TV Providers  (view report)
Satellite TV Providers  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

NCTA - The Internet & Television Association
Industry Data

Industry data section provides an overview of the cable television industry, with statistical information provided including total economic contribution to the U.S. economy, dollars invested in networks and infrastructure, direct and indirect jobs accounted for by cable television providers, and regulatory and franchise fees remitted to state and local governments. Statistical information is available free online.

Mintel Group Ltd.
Pay TV and Bundled Communications Services - US

Consumer research report provides an in-depth analysis of the pay TV and bundled communications services (e.g., home internet, landline, mobile plan, home security) market, with topics covered in the report including market size and breakdown, key factors affecting consumer choices, internet source, bundled communications preferences, and consumer pay TV and internet behaviors and satisfaction.

Pay TV Services

Research reports provide an in-depth analysis of this market sector, with data provided in the reports including traditional multichannel TV market shares and subscriptions by service provider, residential multichannel subscriber forecast by technology (e.g., cable, satellite, telco), and share of households subscribing to traditional, over-the-top video, and virtual multichannel video programming distributors.

ABI Research
Pay TV Subscribers

Online database presents an overview of the pay television market across key subscription platforms (e.g., cable, satellite, telco, and DTT) and provides cumulative subscriber forecasts and penetrations for related platforms for seven regions (e.g., North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific) and key countries (e.g., U.S.A., Canada) within the regions.

Grand View Research
Pay TV Market Analysis

Comprehensive report provides a detailed analysis of the pay-TV market on a global basis, with data provided including market size and forecast in U.S. dollars and number of subscribers by technology (e.g., cable, satellite, IPTV) and country (e.g., U.S., Canada) and major companies profiled including Comcast Corporation, Charter Communications Inc., DIRECTV Inc. (AT&T), and DISH Network LLC.

The Business Research Company
Direct-To-Home (DTH) Services

BRC research report provides a detailed analysis of the market for direct-to-home satellite television services, with data provided including market size and forecast by type of service (e.g., standard TV, HDTV, and ultra HDTV), end-user market sector (e.g., residential, commercial, and on-vehicle), type of subscription (e.g., basic, premium, and others), and geographic region (e.g., North America, USA).

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Cable TV and Satellite Broadcasting Services  Search for "517" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Cable TV and Satellite Broadcasting Services  Search for "517" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Cable and Satellite TV Providers
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Connectivity Provider Compensation Survey

Annual salary survey provides detailed compensation data for more than 150 job positions employed by content delivery providers, with base salary and total cash compensation for each position broken out by specialty (e.g., residential, commercial), geographic area (e.g., region, subregion, metro area) and location (e.g., urban, rural). Sample data and excerpts from the prior survey are available online.

PayScale, Inc.
Cable Television Provider

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as network engineer, software engineer, operations supervisor, network technician, cable technician, cable installer, and customer service representative, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Comcast Corp., Charter Communications, Inc., and Verizon Communications, Inc.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 4841 - Cable and Other Pay TV Services
  NAICS Code 516 and 517 - Cable and Satellite TV Services
Types of establishments included in these codes
Cable television providers - establishments providing a wide range of television channels and programming that typically offer basic, expanded basic, and premium subscription cable packages as well as on-demand and pay-per-view services to their subscribers.
Cable television distribution services - establishments operating a network of coaxial or fiber-optic cables used to provide cable television services that install and maintain the distribution equipment and ensure reliable transmission of signals to their subscribers.
Cable program distribution operators - establishments primarily engaged in securing the distribution rights to television programs, movies, sports events, and other content that they provide to cable television networks and providers for distribution to subscribers.
Cable television networks - establishments primarily engaged in producing or acquiring programming, such as news, sports, movies, and other specialized programming, that they distribute to cable television companies to be included in subscription packages.
Satellite television providers - establishments transmitting television signals via satellites to receiving equipment installed at their subscribers' locations that provide a variety of channels and programming that are offered as bundled packages to their subscribers.
Direct broadcast satellite services - establishments delivering television programming by broadcasting signals directly to subscribers' locations using receivers which are smaller and more compact than satellite dishes and provide a higher-quality picture and sound.
Satellite television distribution systems - establishments engaged in distributing satellite television signals that install and maintain transmission facilities, receivers, and related equipment and ensure reliable delivery of the signals to satellite television subscribers.
Satellite television networks - establishments engaged in producing or acquiring content, such as news, sports, movies, and other specialized programming, that they distribute to satellite television providers for inclusion in packages they offer to their subscribers.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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