BuddeComm’s new report, Global Digital Media - The Unstoppable Video Streaming, TV and Entertainment Industries provides important insights into the vibrant global TV market, which is undergoing significant transformation. This report includes key trends, statistics, case studies and analyses on the key sectors, which comprise the TV market including Digital, Pay TV, Online video streaming, Mobile TV and IPTV. It explores the trends occurring in multi-play bundling supported by relevant case studies and a future based on Over-The-Top (OTT) services. In addition, the report provides insightful regional overviews written by BuddeComm’s Senior Analysts for North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Researchers:- Kylie Wansink, Paul Budde, Lucia Bibolini, Peter Evans, Henry Lancaster.
Current publication date:- June 2015 (8th Edition)
The global digital media entertainment market continues to go from strength to strength in 2015. This highly competitive industry sector is flourishing on the back of improved mobile and broadband infrastructure and consumers continue to embrace being entertained and connected via gaming, social media, video streaming and music. Advertising models are expanding in order to capture revenue from an industry where direct revenue-generating business models are not well received by the broader public.
The video media industries continue to evolve and consumer habits are shifting from broadcast TV to on-demand content – especially streaming. Traditional TV viewing is increasingly facing competition from other viewing platforms such as smart phones, tablets and Smart TVs.
Choice is the key. Broadcasters are no longer in charge of the global viewing habits of consumers, who have the choice of, and the ability to access, an enormous amount of movie and TV series content through internet broadband.
Pay TV across the various platforms – including cable TV, IPTV, and satellite TV – continue to rise in popularity and this trend is reflected in the market’s increasing service revenues. IPTV is the fastest-growing pay TV platform from a global perspective.
Video streaming already makes up the largest component of internet traffic and is set to continue growing faster than other digital formats. Video streaming over mobile networks is forecast to grow strongly, although not quite as dramatically as initially expected. Due to poor data allowance and steep prices, users tend to watch mobile video over WiFi more than over a cellular network.
With the rise of digital platforms, the media industry is rapidly changing. In newspaper and book publishing, TV and radio broadcasting, film, music, and other forms of media, we see that the national walls that protect local organisations within traditional models are crumbling. In other words, it is no longer an issue of local market share. It is now about international market share.
Companies mentioned in this report
Facebook; Instagram; Foursquare; Zynga; Apple; Google; Twitter; Blackberry, Netflix; Amazon; Hulu.
Number of pages 179
Last updated 24 Jun 2015
Lead Analyst: Kylie Wansink
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