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 […]

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 […]

Set-top market set for gradual decline, Cisco “good deal” for Technicolor

Global set-top box sales fell by 2% last year to 275 million units, highlighting minimal growth or cutbacks in emerging markets including Brazil, Russia, India and China, and will continue to fall gradually, highlighting the need for consolidation moves such as Technicolor’s recent deal with Cisco, according to Futuresource Consulting. The company predicts that shipments […]

4K TV set shipments jump 700% in 2014

Shipments of 4K TVs jumped by 699% year-on-year in 2014 to 11.6 million units, according to estimates by research firm Futuresource Consulting. The new research forecasts that by 2018, 100 million 4K sets will ship per annum, with 4K TV ownership to exceed 20% in leading markets. “Falling premiums and 4K in smaller screen sizes will […]