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Quarantine Measures Suspends Digital Signage Industry with Longer-Term Investments Uncertain

The outbreak of COVID-19 has plunged the world into an unprecedented period of restriction. The mantra: ‘Stay at home’ is being broadcast across all major markets, as governments struggle to dampen the virus’ mortality curve. Whilst this shift to life in isolation has caused opportunities for some industries (namely computing hardware, accessories ...

The UK CE Market Landscape, COVID-19 and Beyond

Futuresource Consulting has been researching and forecasting the global demand for entertainment hardware and content for over 30 years. In this time, we have witnessed global crises such as the recessions of 2001/2 and 2008/9. Now, with the global pandemic of COVID-19, we once again enter uncertain territory for almost everyone. ...

Will Quibi Find Its Role in the Already Cluttered Streaming Market?

The streaming video landscape continues to fragment in 2020, as a growing number of streaming services join the fight for subscribers and users within an already competitive space. As a result, the global number of SVoD subscriptions is estimated to exceed 1 billion by mid-2020. Other streaming video services across social media players, esports an ...

How Could COVID-19 Reshape Music Streaming Services' Share of Ear?

Since lockdown, some music streaming services have been reporting a drop in consumption on their platform as a result of new confinement rules to fight COVID-19. With key music consumption moments such as daily commutes, in-car, office and gym times being removed, consumers’ routines have been disrupted and so are their music consumption habits. In ...

The One Worldwide: Together at Home Concert - Artists and Pro Audio in Lockdown

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 One World Concert was a touching and well-coordinated ...

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 ...

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