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Broadcast Radio Under Threat from Perfect Storm of New Tech

As streaming music services continue their ascendance, attracting increasing levels of consumer spend, and the automotive industry explores the car connectivity roadmap, traditional broadcast radio is coming under serious threat. That’s according to a new automotive audio report from Futuresource Consulting...

Ukraine Identified as a Leading Pay-TV Growth Market in CEE Region, with Consumer Spend Double from 2018-2023

09 Sep 2019 - Futuresource have identified Ukraine as a bright spot for growth, according to its new market report covering eight key countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Across these key market’s ...

Futuresource Consulting Predicts Growth in French Consumer TV and Video Spend in 2019 for the First Time in Years

The French TV and video entertainment market has been sluggish overall compared to its major European counterparts. The expected upturn is due to the digital video market gaining momentum, driven predominantly by Netflix driving SVoD growth. Total video entertainment consumer spend is expected to exceed €7 billion this year...

SVoD Growth Offsets the Fall in Pay-TV Subscriptions in Italian Video Entertainment Market

Although consumers are expected to spend no more on video entertainment in 2019 compared to what they did in 2018, there is significant turbulence occurring within the underlying market. 2019 is expected to be a stellar year for both Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) and Box Office, offsetting a lacklustre year for transactional home video and Pay-TV markets...

Ex Kobalt Music Streaming Specialist Joins Futuresource Consulting

The Media and Entertainment Team at Futuresource Consulting welcomes Alexandre Jornod into its Digital Entertainment Team, as a newly appointed music and audio analyst, further bolstering its services for clients across the media, entertainment and audio technology sectors.

Futuresource Consulting Appoints Ashwin Venkatchari, as it Spearheads Further Growth in Custom Research and Consulting

The global consulting and technology market research firm, Futuresource Consulting, has appointed Ashwin Venkatchari as Principal Analyst, Custom Projects as it eyes further expansion. Venkatchari’s industry experience spans twenty years...

Global Gaming Software Spend Hits $132 Billion

Consumer spend on gaming software continues to grow, achieving $132 billion, including mobile, PC and console games worldwide in 2018, according to a gaming trends market report from Futuresource Consulting....

Netflix, HBO, TV2 Sumo & Viaplay - Differing Service Strategies Creating a Thriving SVoD Market

The Norwegian video entertainment market grew 6% in 2018. Norwegian subscription video on demand (SVoD) was the key driver and accounted for nearly a fifth of all consumer video entertainment spend, one of the highest proportions in the world. Entertainment hungry Norwegian viewers spent 2.5 billion NOK on SVoD.....

Competitive SVoD Segment Driving 7% Value Growth in Denmark's Home Video Market

The Denmark video market continues to progress strongly, with total spend growing by 7% in 2018 to DKK 10.21 billion (US$1.53 billion), with SVoD driving growth. This has been supported by steady growth in the transactional digital market and robust EST growth, according to the latest video insights market report from Futuresource Consulting....

New Services Set to Drive SVoD Revenues up 25% to USD$36 Billion in 2019

Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) continues to resonate with consumers across the globe, becoming an integral part of the video viewing lifestyle. A new SVoD report from Futuresource Consulting reveals that SVoD....

Netflix Drives Canadian SVoD Spend Past the Billion Dollar Mark in 2018

Overall spend on video entertainment in Canada remained flat in 2018 at CA$11.3 billion. However, the Canadian consumer’s appetite for on-demand entertainment continues to grow, helping fuel a progressive landscape, this is according to the latest video insights market report from Futuresource Consulting....

Are Streaming Giants Ready to Enter the Mexican Market and Challenge Netflix’s Dominance?

The Mexican video entertainment market saw steady 2% growth in 2018. However, this doesn’t fully reflect the structural changes in the wider video landscape, according to the latest Video Insights report from Futuresource Consulting. Home video spend (DVD, Blu-ray, EST, SVoD & TVoD) grew...

Brazil Home Video Market on Path to Recovery

Brazil’s video entertainment market faced a challenging 2018, with consumer spend down 6% to R$ 22.4 billion (US$ 5.5 billion), according to a new video insights report from Futuresource Consulting...

Steady Growth Masks Seismic Shifts in US Video and TV Market

Futuresource Consulting has unveiled some seismic shifts in the US entertainment space in two recently published reports. The USA report from the global Video Insights series goes some way to address the questions of how people might consume premium content in the future....

Germany's Video Entertainment Market Hits €9 Billion Euros in 2018

The German video market stepped up its dynamic transition in 2018, driven by subscription spending. Consequently, it is the 5th largest in the world with an estimated annual spend of circa €9 billion in 2018, up 6% on 2017, according to the latest Video Insights country report from Futuresource Consulting...

Innovation Drives South Korea to Become a Global Top 10 Video Market

South Korea’s overall video and TV market spend is on track to achieve 8% growth in 2018, ending the year at 7.8 trillion KRW, nearly $7 billion USD, according to the latest Video Insights country report from Futuresource Consulting....

4K UHD to Surpass 100 Million Shipments

As 2018 draws to a close, consumer interest in 4K UHD continues to climb, receiving a further push due to average retail prices reaching parity with HDTV sets, according to the latest market tracking report from Futuresource Consulting....

New Futuresource Kids Tech Research: More Screens, More Noise, More Headaches

The Futuresource Audio Collaborative event in London earlier this month saw the unveiling of the latest analysis from Kids Tech, Futuresource Consulting’s on-going monitoring into how children consume media and interact with devices....

Australia SVoD Saturation Set to Exceed Pay-TV Saturation by End of 2018

Consumer spend on video entertainment in Australia is expected to grow 3% in 2019 to AU $5.3 billion, according to the latest video entertainment report from Futuresource Consulting....

VR Games on Track 220% Growth in 2018

2018 will be the year 4K UHD moves mainstream, accounting for nearly 50% of all TVs shipped worldwide by year end, according to a market tracking report from Futuresource Consulting.

Paid Music Streaming Subs Will Hit 235 Million by the End of 2018

Music streaming continues its ascendance, with the number of paid streaming subscriptions on track to reach 235 million worldwide by the end of 2018...

4K UHD Poised to Take Over the Living Room

2018 will be the year 4K UHD moves mainstream, accounting for nearly 50% of all TVs shipped worldwide by year end, according to a market tracking report from Futuresource Consulting.

Expert Commentary on Comcast's Acquisition of Sky

As Sky advised its shareholders on Monday to accept a $40 billion takeover bid from Comcast, Futuresource Consulting explores the opportunities and potential outcomes of the acquisition.

Futuresource Welcomes Dr. Alexander Simkin to its Consumer and B2B Insights Team

Futuresource is pleased to announce the recruitment of Dr Alexander Simkin to its Global Insights team. Alexander has extensive experience providing business-to-consumer (B2C) and business- to-business (B2B) market intelligence services to leading technology blue-chip companies...

Amazon Dives into Owning the Kids Tech Smart Speaker Category

26 Apr 2018 - This week, Amazon announced the forthcoming availability of the new Echo Dot 'for Kids' together with its complementary parental support tools and content services.

Watching the TV Remains Kids Most Popular Past Time

Statistics show that watching the big screen remains the activity that children dedicate the most time to...

Location-Based VR to Reach $809 Million, as Consumers Embrace the Social Side of the Immersive Tech

News reports of experiential location-based virtual reality (LBVR) in shopping arcades, theme parks and movie theatres are taking the global press by storm...

$439 Billion to be Spent Worldwide on Consumer Entertainment by 2021

In 2017, global consumer expenditure on entertainment content (video, games and music) worldwide continued to climb. By 2021, this spend is set to reach...

Mobile Gaming 40% of Global Spend on Games

Software spend across all gaming platforms (mobile, PC and console) and regions reached $116 Billion in 2017, with mobile accounting for $46 billion...

US SVoD Culture Continues to Strengthen, Reaching 125 Million Subscribers in 2018

The overall US video and Pay-TV market continues its healthy overall growth and is set to reach $140 billion by the end of 2018...

Virtual Reality Evolution Continues but Expectations Re-Assessed

At the beginning of 2017, VR (Virtual Reality) was course to enjoy widespread adoption. However, during the year device sales fell short of expectations...

Amazon Bucks the Trend of Netflix Video Leadership

According to the latest Video Insights Report from Futuresource Consulting, the German digital entertainment market is at a pivotal point for rapid transformation, with significant unrealised potential in the sector.

A Match Made in Heaven - Smart Speakers and Streaming Music Consumption

According to the latest Streaming Music Report from Futuresource Consulting, streaming music subscription uptake continues to exceed expectations, helping fuel continued strong growth in the overall recorded music market...

Lacklustre Ad Channel Content & Desire for Choice and Exclusivity Driving Multiple Digital Service Adoption in China

Futuresource Consulting has released its second wave of its 'Living with Digital China' report, a consumer survey focused on this technology savvy and entertainment hungry nation...

Audio Collaborative 2017 - Event Highlights

Futuresource Consulting hosted its fourth annual Audio Collaborative conference in London recently, where speakers and delegates from the heart of the audio, music and entertainment industries came together to discuss what the future holds across these dynamic and evolving sectors...

4K UHD Content is Now Abundantly Available, but it's Not Reaching Devices

The UHD device market continues to excel with media streamers, set-top boxes, games consoles and UHD TVs all demonstrating significant growth. The quantity of 4K UHD content that is being created is also growing, but there is limited delivery of it to consumers...

Shifting Demographics and Premium Tiers Driving Next Wave of SVoD Growth

Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) is maintaining its momentum, with Netflix and Amazon continuing to lead the charge in the first half of 2017, despite increased maturity...

Mobile Augmented and Mixed Reality - The Race Is On

Augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) presents many opportunities for application enhancement and new monetisation opportunities, but the technologies are still a long-way from being an everyday feature of consumers' lives...

New Content Horizons 2017 - Event Highlights

Futuresource recently held its third New Content Horizons annual conference at the Ham Yard Hotel in London, where media industry leaders addressed a number of prevalent and pertinent digital entertainment content themes...

GAMES INSIGHTS: Mobile gaming sales drives global market past $100 billion

The global video games software market will exceed $100 billion this year, driven by phenomenal growth of both mobile and PC and new console launches from all three of the major players providing stimulus to the category finds Futuresource Consulting in its new GAMES INSIGHTS: Global Video Games Market Report...

OTT Infrastructure Investment Not Matched by Financial Return

OTT is adding greater pressures on resources and finance. Integration of disparate systems remains a major headache and metadata is an ongoing frustration and untapped opportunity for the broadcast community...

Global Music Market to Hit $25 Billion

Subscription streaming services will drive the global music market up by 25% between 2016 and 2021, although the overall value of the market remains significantly lower than its peak in the early 2000s...

Mapping the 4K Ultra High-Definition Landscape

Futuresource Consulting has released its latest 4K ultra high definition (UHD) tracking report that ascertains that UHD as a home entertainment format has firmly planted its stake in the market...

Global Home Video Entertainment Spend Reached $251.5 Billion in 2016

This latest analysis highlights that households are spending more than ever before on video entertainment, and in 2016, the combined home video and Pay-TV market totalled $251.5 billion, up by 3% comparative to 2015...

The Year Virtual Reality Began Creeping into View

As we closed the door on 2016 what did we learn about VR? The reality of VR was more muted than the hype, despite the release of high profile PC and console hardware...

The World of Digital Entertainment and Multi-tasking Generation Z

Futuresource has recently published the latest findings from the 6th wave of Kids Tech. Its consumer research programme specifically focused on children aged 3 through to 16 across USA, UK, Germany & China, providing ongoing monitoring of their digital media consumption and its influence on their habits and interests...

Sony Playstation Takes First to Market Advantage in Console Based VR

Sony PlayStation Virtual Reality PSVR is the first console based virtual reality VR platform to come to market, meaning virtual reality is now present in all market sectors PC, mobile and now console...

What's Driving the Mid-Cycle Console Upgrade?

Sony's about to Fire its Next Shot in the Battle for Console Supremacy - Sparking the Next Awareness Drive for Consumer Virtual Reality...

Netflix Growth Continues as Amazon Prime Video Momentum Builds - Interactive Infographic

The report highlights the continued growth in subscription video on demand (SVoD) users, amongst both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, in addition to the rafter of local competitors...

E3 Gaming Show, LA - Outlook and Opportunities in the $80 Billion Games Software Market

With E3 now upon us, Futuresource Consulting has recently published its Global Video Games Market Report, which complements the anticipated key themes from the show. It also provides a benchmark for current market performance, sizing and trends together with an outlook to 2020 on a global and regional basis. As part of this, it highlights growth opportunities, which are anticipated to be reflected by announcements that Futuresource expects to see at #E32016...

Futuresource Event Highlights - New Content Horizons 2016

Futuresource Consulting hosted its latest New Content Horizons event, #Newcontent2016, in America's movie capital Hollywood. Key entertainment industry innovators and influencers explored business opportunities across the home entertainment and broadcast arena. The importance of content was discussed together with cutting edge services, platforms, hardware and technologies, projecting a collective vision of the future digital entertainment landscape...

Exploring Business Opportunities in Broadcast and Video Entertainment

Following the highly successful New Content Horizons event in London, leading market analyst firm Futuresource Consulting and key entertainment industry innovators and influencers are about to set to the stage at The London in Los Angeles, West Hollywood, this week, on the afternoon of May 12th 2016...

Music Market Celebrates Strongest Performance in Years

Futuresource's latest global music market report cites 2015 as the most successful year the music market had seen in 15 years, based on year-on-year performance. Global consumer spend across packaged, subscription and pay-per downloads grew by 5% to reach almost $19 billion, primarily fueled by the growth in streaming music subscription services, which accounted for one quarter of all music market spend...

Digital Video Consumption on the Rise

Futuresource Consulting has released the eleventh edition of "Living with Digital", its twice yearly consumer research programme, reporting on the shifts in consumers' entertainment content consumption, service usage and device ownership and interaction. In the latest survey, 2,000 interviews were conducted in each of the UK and USA and 1,500 in Germany and France. China, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Italy and Spain will also be covered in the next wave of research...

Riding Along on the Digital Wave - Kids Tech Consumer Study

Futuresource Consulting has now released the results from its latest wave of 'Kids Tech' consumer research programme. Now in its third year, it accesses the digital leisure habits of kids between 3 and 16 years old, in the USA, China, Germany and UK. It highlights patterns and provides insight into technology usage and entertainment content consumption together with comparisons with more traditional toys and recreational activities...

New Content Horizons, Exploring Business Opportunities in the Broadcast and Video Entertainment Content Landscape

Following the highly successful New Content Horizons events in London, leading market analyst firm Futuresource Consulting is proud to launch this conference in Los Angeles, on the afternoon of May 12th 2016. The event will look to explore the business opportunities within the home entertainment and broadcast sector, bringing together key industry influencers to discuss the service, hardware and content plays that will shape the future landscape...

Consumer VR Content to Reach $8.3 Billion by 2020

Futuresource Consulting has announced the publication of its new Virtual Reality (VR) Report titled 'Virtual Reality – Niche or Mass Market?' This review provides unique user and consumer insight data, as well as presenting a kaleidoscopic view of the barriers, drivers and ecosystems that should be considered when evaluating investment in this market place and understanding what key factors will take this technology from niche to mass market...

Kids Tech - A Day in a Life of the 2015/2016 Kids

In the run up to this holiday season the focus will be returning to kids shifting leisure time habits and how this will affect the sales of traditional toys. It will also report on their increased reliance on mobile devices and the continuing shifts in their consumption of entertainment. The Futuresource 'Kids Tech' study has been running for three years drawing out key trends and behavioural transitions over time...

Virtual and Mixed Reality - The Future is Nearly Here

Innovative, cutting edge technology and what it means to consumer entertainment continues to be on the forefront of the agenda at Futuresource Consulting as it announces the imminent release of its latest report covering Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR). The new report examines the potential of the technology across a wide spectrum of applications, including the worlds of Consumer Electronics, Broadcast, Education and B2B verticals...

Where Next for Netflix?

As Netflix continues on its quest for global coverage, where are the next wave of opportunities for the service provider? Recent research from Futuresource Consulting identifies five key developing markets which present significant opportunity for Netflix and the wider digital video landscape...

Telcos Snapping at the Heels of the Established Pay-TV Operators

Traditional operators will need to keep a close eye on telcos rising interest in the TV space as operators' make their mark both in Western Europe and other key regions...

Virtual Reality is Growing at a Rapid Pace, Opening up New Markets for Various Industries

The truly immersive experience of VR is opening up new markets for various industries to diversify and integrate into. The gaming industry always a pioneer with new technology is leading the way with VR, utilising the fast growing binocular head-mounted displays market which is set to grow 250% next year globally...

Free and Live TV Still Favourite Choice of Consumers but Wider Availablity of OTT Services Fuelling Popularity and Usage - Infographic

Futuresource's latest 'Living with Digital' consumer research study provides updated analysis of consumer's shifting behaviour and evolving habits across digital entertainment and connected devices...

AT&T and DIRECTV: Gearing up for Multi-Service Bundled Era: DIRECTV Catapults AT&T into the Top Pay-TV Slot Worldwide

Following FCC approval last week, AT&T closed its $49 billion acquisition of DIRECTV. Futuresource analyst responds to AT&T closing acquisition of DIRECTV and discusses the implications of this mega-deal for the Pay-TV industry...

YouTube and Netflix Driving Broadband Traffic

According to the latest broadband report from Futuresource Consulting, video now accounts for the majority of broadband traffic. This is mainly being driven by the continued global growth of OTT services, such as YouTube and Netflix...

80% of Netflix Subscribers can be Upsold, as Tiers and International Expansion Become Key to Continued Growth

Netflix's impressive recent quarterly results pointed to continued subscriber growth, driven in particular by further international expansion. In addition, Netflix spoke of its desire to move consumers up to higher pricing tiers...

Apple Launch Music Streaming Service - With Streaming Subscriptions set to Account for a Third of Global Music Spend

According to Futuresource Consulting, the launch of Apple Music will lead to a significant increase in streaming music subscriptions. Futuresource Consulting predicts subscriptions will reach at least one third of total global consumer music spend by 2016...

UK Video Entertainment Sector Moves to the Next Level

Futuresource Consulting assessed the pulse of the UK video market in its latest video insights report, announcing that this segment is in good health, driven by the growing appetite for digital video services, the resilience of packaged video retail and a healthy box office...

New Content Horizons 2015 - Post Show Round-Up

Futuresource Consulting, debuted the brand new 'New Content Horizons' event on Tuesday 02 June at the stunning Ham Yard Hotel, London. Sponsored by Panasonic, Rovi Corp, West 10 Studios and Digital TV Europe, the day explored the evolution of TV and Video content delivery. Key industry influencers (WWE, Eurosport, DTG, Freesat, MTG, Dolby, BBC, Rovi Corp, Sky, EE, Sony computer entertainment, Glory Sports and many more) gathered together to discuss the content, service and hardware drivers that are shaping the future landscape...

Futuresource New Content Horizons 2015 - Event Launch

Futuresource Consulting is launching a brand new event exploring the business opportunities with entertainment content. New Content Horizons, which takes place on the afternoon of Tuesday 2nd June 2015 in London, will bring together key industry influencers to discuss the content...

Digital Video Market Set to Flourish in 2015

Futuresource Consulting has announced the release of the Video Insights series, a collection of market reports that map out and assess the current and future trends across the video entertainment landscape, highlighting latest market trends, challenges and opportunities across...

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