Futuresource Consulting


Quarter of UK pay TV homes now take Netflix

In the UK, 25% of pay TV households now have a Netflix subscription as over-the-top services start come of age, according to FutureSource Consulting. The research firm’s latest ‘Living with Digital’ consumer research study claims that some 43% of pay TV households in the US now take Netflix, with almost 50% of HBO subscribers taking […]

UK SVoD subscriptions to double by 2019

Subscription video-on-demand services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video and Now TV will see their UK user numbers almost double by 2019, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm claimed that the UK SVoD space – driven by these three key players – is going “from strength to strength” and predicted that the 7 million individual […]

Digital video spend to pass packaged media in Netherlands this year

Digital video expenditure is forecast to exceed consumer spending on packaged media in the Netherlands this year, driven by pay TV, video-on-demand and Netflix, according to research by Futuresource Consulting. According to Futuresource, digital expenditure will account for 66% of home video expenditure this year, with the overall digital video market set to grow by […]

4K market to hit 100m units by 2018

Demand for 4K TVs will hit 100 million units by 2018, according to Futuresource Consulting. According to the research group, demand for 4K sets will achieve a 72% compound annual growth rate between now and 2018. Futuresource expects 11.6 million 4K units to be shipped this year, up 700% year-on-year, with demand led by China. […]

Netflix effect will help German video spend to grow

Consumer spending on video entertainment in Germany will grow by 2% this year to reach €6.9 billion, following 5% growth in 2013, with an expectation that it will reach €7.4 billion by 2018, according to research by Futuresource Consulting. According to Futuresource, growth will be driven primarily by pay TV services, combined with growth in […]

Global set-top shipments stable in face of competition

Global set-top box shipments remained relatively stable last year despite competition from new devices and platforms, with the overall set-top market valued at US$20 billion (€15 billion), according to research by Futuresource Consulting. According to senior market analyst Jack Wetherill, the average selling price of set-tops was US$74 and pricess ranged from under US$30 to […]

Netflix effect to make Sweden first to pass digital milestone

Digital video revenues is expected to exceed packaged video revenues in Sweden for the first time this year, making it the first country to pass this milestone, according to research by Futuresource Consulting.  According to Futuresource Consulting, Sweden witnessed a significant shift in consumer behaviour last year, with a dramatic decline in packaged video coupled […]

UK video entertainment spend to reach £10 billion

Video entertainment spend in the UK is expected to reach £10 billion (€12 billion) by 2018, driven by pay TV and subscription VoD services like Netflix, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that consumer spend on video in the UK grew by 4% in 2013 to exceed £9 billion, and tipped further growth […]

Global TV connected devices to double by 2017

The global installed base of TV-centric connected devices will grow from one billion last year to over two billion by 2017, according to research by Futuresource Consulting. Growth will be driven by smart TVs, IP set-top boxes, games consoles, Blu-ray players and low-cost digital media adapters, according to the research group. According to the group, […]

Pay TV STB shipments to hit 180 million units in 2016

Global pay TV set-top box (STB) shipment demand is due to peak at 180 million units in 2016, according to data by Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that the pay TV market would continue to grow to 2016, even though the overall set-top box market is tipped to peak this year due to the […]