According to a report from Technavio, the global conditional access system (CAS) market is expected to post a CAGR of close to 7% during the period 2019-2023. However, the market's momentum is expected to decelerate in the coming years because of the decrease in year-over-year growth.
The emergence of low-cost satellite video packages and the mandatory digitization regulations in recent years have led to a significant increase in the adoption of satellite TV, with corresponding increases in revenue. Hence, the increase in the number of pay TV subscribers is propelling the growth of the in-house entertainment market, which, in turn, is expected to fuel CAS market growth during the forecast period.
The penetration of digital CAS (DCAS) is expected to have a positive impact on the market and contribute to its growth significantly over the forecast period.
The increasing penetration of cloud services in the TV network industry is making CAS more dynamic in terms of features and capabilities. The market has recently witnessed the emergence of DCAS, a downloadable version of CAS, which permits a dynamic security solution for the data content on the TV operators' network. DCAS is increasingly being preferred over cable card, as it is a less expensive alternative. Thus, the advantages of DCAS are increasing its popularity, which is expected to fuel the growth of the CAS market size during the forecast period.
"Apart from the increasing penetration of DCAS, other factors such as the growing ambiguity pertaining to regulations on satellite broadcasting, and the emergence of multiscreen TVs will have a significant impact on the growth of the conditional access system (CAS) market value during the forecast period," said a senior analyst at Technavio.
The report segments the global conditional access system (CAS) market worth by type (smartcard-based CAS and cardless CAS), application (TV broadcasting services, Internet services, and digital radio services), and geographic regions (Europe, North America, APAC, South America, and MEA).
The APAC region led the CAS market in 2018, followed by North America, Europe, South America, and MEA, respectively. The CAS market analysis report identifies factors such as the high TV subscriber base and government policies that mandate the digitization of TV broadcasting content to fuel the growth of the CAS market in APAC during the forecast period.