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Norwegian video entertainment market grows 6% in 2018

SVOD is the key driver behind growth in the Norwegian video entertainment market. According to Futuresource, the market grew 6% in 2018. With SVOD contributing to nearly a fifth of all consumer video entertainment spend. Norwegian viewers spent 2.5 billion NOK (€250 million) on SVOD in 2018, with four main players in the market: Netflix, […]

Futuresource: Apple service to play ‘key role in evolution of SVOD’

Apple’s much anticipated streaming service, details of which are expected later today, will play “a key role in the evolution of SVOD in 2019,” particularly in the US, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that Apple’s offering, combined with the forthcoming Disney+ service, will create “something of a renaissance” in the market. However, […]

Futuresource: set-top shipments to grow 1% in 2019 

Shipments of set-top boxes (STBs) and media streamers are expected to grow 1% globally in 2019 following a period of “market stagnation,” according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that the global media box market is on track to exceed 350 million units this year, driven predominantly by media streamers with “a little help” […]

Futuresource: Netflix ‘almost entirely’ driving SVOD spend in Brazil

Netflix has sparked a “major shift in premium entertainment consumption” in Brazil and is driving subscription video-on-demand revenues in the country, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm estimates that Netflix added more than 1.5 million Brazilian subscribers in 2018 to exceed 8.5 million, a similar estimated number to the UK – making these two […]

Futuresource: US video and TV spend up 1% in 2018

The US video and TV industry saw a 1% rise in consumer spend in 2018, taking the market to US$133 billion, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm estimates that the US market accounted for 53% of the global industry total last year and predicted modest annual increases for the coming years, reaching US$136 billion […]

Futuresource: German video market reached €9 billion in 2018

Subscriptions helped to grow German video entertainment spend 6% last year to €9 billion, making Germany the fifth largest video market in the world according to Futuresource stats. The research firm said that annual consumer spend in Germany is on course to exceed €10 billion by 2022, with a robust pay TV market, rapid progression […]

Futuresource: 4K TV shipments to exceed 100m units this year

Global shipments of 4K ultra high definition (UHD) TVs are due to “power past 100 million units” this year, according to research by Futuresource. The company claims that the 4K UHD TV market will continue to grow at a double-digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR) throughout its forecasting period to 2022. “What’s more, high dynamic […]

Futuresource: Australian SVOD homes to overtake pay TV this year

By the end of 2018, Australia is set to become the first country where the number of SVOD households overtakes pay TV homes in any market worldwide, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that the uptake of SVOD is expected to reach 6.1 million subscriptions by the end of 2018, following “impressive growth” […]

Futuresource: 4K UHD to move into the mainstream this year

Almost 50% of all TVs shipped worldwide this year will be 4K capable, marking 2018 as the year that ultra HD “moves mainstream,” according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that the amount of 4K UHD content available to consumers has “grown significantly” over the first half of 2018, with broadcast content supplemented by […]

Futuresource: TV still most popular pastime for children

Watching television remains the activity that children aged three to 16 dedicate the most time to, according to Futuresource Consulting’s latest Kids Tech Consumer Survey. Across the surveyed countries – which included the UK, France, Germany, US, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Mexico and Brazil – kids were found to spend an average of 4.8 hours […]

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