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Entertainment Everywhere: How COVID-19 Will Change the Future of TV

The entertainment industry has experienced a raft of change since the COVID-19 outbreak. With more of our time spent indoors, we’ve naturally seen TV consumption rise across all age groups, as we continue to explore different forms of content during life in lockdown. This leads us onto some much-needed positivity around the short and long-term oppo ...

COVID-19 & The Imaging Market: An Unprecedented 2020 But Hope for 2021

As much of the world comes to terms with the realities of quarantine and lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19, it is clear that the virus is having a profoundly negative impact on the consumer imaging market. Whilst the forced closure of retailers in many countries has played a large part, the call to stay at home will inevitably reduce the nu ...

Will COVID-19 Help Netflix Surpass Impressive 2019 Country Subscriber Gains?

With Netflix about to unveil its all-important quarterly results amid expectations that the ongoing pandemic will boost subscriptions, Futuresource Consulting reflects on 2019 as being Netflix’s best ever year for net subscriber additions (net adds), highlighting countries which are showing significant momentum. ...

Apple Seeks to Pandemic-Proof Itself with the iPhone SE

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic that has brought global markets to a standstill, Apple announced a successor to its 2016 low cost iPhone SE. While the timing of this release has coincided with the beginnings of a global economic slowdown, the handset’s launch is designed to expand Apple’s footprint into more price conscious consumer demograph ...

COVID-19 and the New Era of Online Video Conferencing

Populations are adjusting to COVID-19, with social distancing orders having compelled people to find alternatives to face-to-face meetings. As a result, cloud video conferencing solutions have never been more popular. With hundreds of millions of people now working from home, vendors such as Cisco, Lifesize and Microsoft have responded to the crisi ...

Challenging Times Ahead for Touring, Rental and Events

Update: Futuresource Consulting continue to monitor the changes happening across the Professional Audio landscape during COVID-19. As part of this, we're providing a series of educational YouTube videos, the most recent of which covers the Professional Audio sector and can be accessed here. The professional audio industry is one of consistent long ...

Moving Head Pro Lighting Sector Stalled by COVID-19

2020 started well for the MHPL sector, with vendors seeing sales hit targets in January and into early February. February brought some supply issues from Chinese MHPL ODMs, which carried over into March. Although the ODM supply side of the MHPL sector has re-established itself over the last two to three weeks. The major issue for MHPL vendors cur ...

Producing Content From Quarantine, as Production Pauses

The measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have had a direct impact on the creation of professional video content. As more and more countries encourage social distancing, and governments enact stay-at-home policies for all but key workers, alterations to daily life have had far reaching consequences. The challenge at hand for broa ...

What Lies Ahead for the Retail and In-Store Photo Sector?

With consumers under lockdown in many Western European countries, the impact on the retail and in-store photo sector has been sweeping, with many retailers offering these services totally closed. Where retailers remain open, some in-store photo order terminals have been closed for hygiene reasons, with other retailers only offering essential items ...

COVID-19 Drives Opportunities for Office Hearables in the Workplace

Futuresource publishes a range of research across the video and audio conferencing space, with one of its more recent publications being “Audio Conferencing in the Meeting Room Report 2019,” which included microphones, speakerphones, video bars and conference phones. This report highlighted not only the opportunity within the meeting room, but also ...

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