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 […]

Research finds ‘high overlap’ between Netflix and Amazon subscribers

The number of consumers taking multiple SVoD subscriptions is continuing to rise in markets where multiple services including Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video are available, according to research by Futuresource. Futuresource found that there is high overlap between Netflix and other leading SVoD services in each country, particularly Amazon Prime Video in the USA, […]

4K TV shipments grew 160% last year

Shipments of 4K Ultra High Definition TV sets grew by almost 160% last year to total 32 million units, according to FutureSource Consulting. The research firm said that in 2015 4K UHD sets accounted for 14% of all TVs sold, and tipped this to climb to 52% of the market by 2020, when almost 140 […]

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 […]

Broadcasters to ‘complete move to IP’ by 2025

More than a third of broadcasters are already using the web in live production, with the industry due to “complete the move to IP” by 2025, according to new research. The study, carried out by Futuresource Consulting on behalf of media transport specialist Nevion, predicts that broadcasters will be using IP for live production in the […]