Futuresource Consulting

SVOD to cross AUS$1 billion mark in Australia 

The SVOD market in Australia is set to break the AUS$1 billion for the first time in 2019.  According to a new report from Futuresource Consulting, the TV and video market in the country is on track to achieve a second consecutive year of growth, with consumer spend set to grow by 4%. David Sidebottom, […]

Esports predicted to hit US$1bn by 2020

Esports revenues are predicted to exceed US$900 million (€803 million) in 2019, and will exceed US$1 billion (€890 million) in 2020. According to a new industry report from Futuresource Consulting, esports will continue its growth in the coming years, allaying concerns that pundits have had over a potential ‘esports bubble’. “Esports has been around for […]

Futuresource: global TV shipments return to growth in 2018

The TV market experienced a return to growth in 2018 with global shipments up by an estimated 3% year-on-year, following a decline in shipments in 2017, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that 4K continues to attract consumer spend, driven in part by easier access to 4K content as streaming services gain a […]

AR/MR market to reach US$14.1bn by end of 2021

The augmented and mixed reality market is tipped to soar in value to US$14.1 billion (€12.1 billion) by the end of 2021, despite contracting in size this year. Futuresource Consulting estimates that the value of the overall consumer mobile AR/MR market reached US$1.7 billion in 2016, driven by applications like Snapchat and Pokémon Go. The latter’s […]

Futuresource: HDR a firm focus for the industry

The TV industry’s focus is now “firmly on high dynamic range” – even though consumers still remain largely uneducated about the benefits of HDR, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm’s latest 4K ultra high definition (UHD) tracking report claims that unlike the upgrade to UHD resolution, which was a quantifiable improvement, HDR is a […]

Video and pay TV spend hits US$251.5bn

The combined home video and pay TV market totalled US$251.5 billion globally last year, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that the market rose by 3% year-on-year in 2016 and tipped digital video, pay TV and DVD and Blu-ray combined to continue expanding at the same compound annual growth rate for the next […]

UHD TV sets to account for 60% of total market by 2020

UHD TV shipments are forecast to account for 25% of all TV shipments this year, reflecting growth of 75% year-on-year, according to a report by Futuresource Consulting. Futuresource expects UHD TVs to be at the forefront of retailers’ marketing efforts, with discount offers driving sales. It expects UHD units to account for 60% of all […]

Media streamer shipments to reach 60m in 2019

The global market for media streaming devices and over-the-top (OTT) boxes is expected to approach 60 million shipments in 2019, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that the worldwide ‘digital media adaptor’ market, which offers a low cost alternative to native smart TV functionality, will grow strongly in the coming years. “Media streamers […]

Virtual Reality content to hit US$8.3 billion by 2020

Total global spend on virtual reality (VR) video and games content will reach US$8.3 billion (€7.4 billion) by 2020, up from just US$79 million in 2016 according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that while VR is still “very much in the ‘innovation’ stage”, this will start to change in the coming months as […]

Futuresource: Netflix’s ‘next wave of opportunities’ in developing markets

Developing markets such as Russia, Poland, Turkey, India and China could represent “the next wave of opportunities” for Netflix, according to new research by Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that while Netflix has enjoyed huge success in developed nations, it “is now looking to emerging markets for continued growth,” citing its success in Mexico […]