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 […]

Futuresource: 125 million SVOD subscriptions in the US

There are now 125 million subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) subscriptions in the US, according to Futuresource. The research firm said that while consumer spend on SVOD is still just 10% of the total pay TV market, further growth is expected in 2018. This will be driven by continued growth in established SVOD services and the quick […]

Futuresource: 35% of TVs sold in 2017 will be 4K

This year 35% of TVs sold globally will be 4K, ultra high definition (UHD) sets, taking the worldwide household penetration of 4K UHD TVs to 8%, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that as the average price of TVs continues to fall, and larger screens increase in popularity, many of sets will be […]

Futuresource: smart TVs the top way to tune into Netflix

Viewing Netflix via smart TVs is the favourite way for customers to access content from the streaming service, according to Futuresource Consulting. Presenting data at the Futuresource New Content Horizons event in London yesterday, Futuresource senior market analyst, Jack Wetherill, said that the smart TV led in each of the six markets it had analysed. Spain […]

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 […]

Futuresource: 360-degree camera shipments to quadruple

Shipments of 360-degree cameras are expected to quadruple this year, compared to last, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm claims that 150,000 360-degree camera units were sold worldwide in 2015, representing 1% of total action camera sales. In 2016 it predicts this will increase to 600,000 units, accounting for roughly 6% of overall action […]