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ABI: service providers losing up to US$8bn a year to piracy

Video service providers lose between US$6 billion (€5.1 billion) and US$8 billion in revenue to piracy each year, according to a study by US-based ABI Research. The report claims that while video piracy has been around since the advent of home recording and the VHS tape in 1979, today the most common forms of piracy […]

ABI: VR seeing strong interest from US businesses

Virtual Reality (VR) is seeing strong interest from US businesses, particularly in the healthcare, retail, consumer packaged goods, and automotive and transportation sectors. This is according to ABI Research, which found in a recent poll of US-based companies that 85% of firms are at least “in the stages of early investigation” into VR – even though […]

Immersive content and 360° video to generate US$6bn

Interactive and immersive content formats and 360° video will generate revenues of US$6 billion by 2022, according to ABI research. The research firm said that this type of content taps into the VR ecosystem and widespread support for app development on mobile platforms, citing experiments by major companies like BT, Deutsche Telekom and Netflix in […]

HDR TV shipments to reach 245m in 2022

Shipments of high dynamic range (HDR) TVs will grow at a 41% compound annual growth rate and reach 245 million units in 2022, according to ABI Research. The new study claims that HDR features will “help boost 4K’s (UltraHD) momentum” and that HDR sets are expected set to surpass 4K TV shipments in 2020. ABI […]

ABI: TV service market to reach US$1.5bn in 2021

The ‘TV as a Service’ (TVaaS) business market is due to grow to US$1.5 billion (€1.4 billion) in 2021, representing 35% of video software revenues, up from 10% in 2016, according to ABI. The research firm said that recurring revenues based on video consumption, transactions, or subscriber-related metrics will take over traditional hardware sales, software […]

VR device shipments to reach 110m by 2021

VR device shipments will reach a total of 110 million by 2021, with the industry to benefit from a “swath of new and compelling content choices”, according to ABI Research. The new report claims that while mobile device-reliant virtual reality (VR) shipments — such as Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream— dwarf today’s other VR […]

ABI Research: linear OTT services to be worth US$7bn by 2021

Live linear OTT video services will account for US$7 billion of worldwide revenue by 2021, up from just over US$1 billion last year, according to ABI Research. The firm claims that service providers are starting to favour new products that use over the top (OTT) technologies to compete with Amazon and Netflix – decreasing marketing […]

4K set-top box market to quadruple, despite overall STB declines

The 4K set-top box market will quadruple this year, despite an overall decline in the STB space, according to ABI Research. The new forecast claims that the 4K STB market will grow from less than 2 million units in 2015 to more than 7 million in 2016 and will then grow by 46% annually through […]

ABI Research: China the largest market for streaming devices

China remains the largest single market for streaming media adapters, even though restrictions on some domestic content and services have impacted growth.  According to ABI Research, streaming sticks in China are less popular than streaming boxes or pucks because the pricing of these device types is relatively similar. The research firm also said that even […]

DOCSIS 3.1 base to reach nine million

Nine million broadband customers will be using DOCSIS 3.1 equipment by 2017, according to ABI Research. ABI Research said that the advanced cable broadband technology had achieved good traction in Europe, with operators in the US also showing interest. According to the research group, the nine million DOCSIS 3.1 customers in 2017 will represent just […]