The digital TV and video streaming industry has changed beyond recognition and it continues to evolve. Consumer habits are shifting from broadcast TV to on-demand content especially streaming. Traditional TV viewing is increasingly facing competition from other viewing platforms such as smart phones, tablets, and Smart TVs.
Choice is the key. Broadcasters are no longer in charge of the global viewing habits of consumers, who have the choice of, and the ability to access, an enormous amount of movie and TV series content through internet broadband.
Pay TV across the various platforms including cable TV, IPTV, and satellite TV continues to rise in popularity, and this trend is reflected in the market's increasing service revenues. IPTV is the fastest-growing pay TV platform from a global perspective.
This BuddeComm report provides information on the development and general trends in regards to the transformation of broadcasting, Smart TVs (which can also offer IPTV) and the growth of digital broadcasting. The report includes broad global statistics and is designed to provide current observations which may assist investors, analysts and industry participants in making investment and business decisions.
More and more people are willing to pay for accessing TV content on any device (anywhere access); Five countries China, USA, India, Japan, and Brazil together account for 56% of the world's digital TV households; Following the case of Aereo, the US regulator may revise its broadcasting regulations so that internet-based TV providers are seen as cable providers; Ultra-HD, also referred to as 4K TV, offers four times more resolution than HDTV. The market for 4K TV sets and content started to gather serious pace in 2014.
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2. Broadcasting changing beyond recognition
2.1 Cloud computing and broadcasting
2.2 Move towards channel unbundling
2.3 Broadcasting is moving to broadband
2.4 The gigabyte household needs FttH access
3. Digital TV
3.1 Digital TV market overview
3.2 Other key trends
4. Pay TV
5. Cable TV
6.1 HDTV market overview
6.2 Ultra-HD/4K TV
6.3 BitTorrent's deal with CE manufacturers
6.4 3D TV
7. The Smart or Connected TV
7.2 Digital media players connecting smartphones to TVs
7.2.1 Google Chromecast
7.3 Smart TV threatens broadcasters
7.4 Smart TV awareness may increase consumer spend
7.5 Waiting for the next generation of Smart TVs
8. Video Streaming (Fixed and Mobile Services) Insights (Separate Report)
9. Related reports
Table 1 Global - digital TV households 2009 2016; 2020
Table 2 Global - digital TV market share 2006; 2009; 2011 - 2014; 2020
Table 3 Top 10 countries digital TV households - 2014
Table 4 Pay TV subscribers 2010 2015
Table 5 Top 10 pay TV countries in Europe 2014
Table 6 Cable TV subscribers 2010 2014; 2020
Exhibit 1 Will broadcasting move to the cloud?
Exhibit 2 Set-Top Boxes (STBs)
Exhibit 3 Historical overview - HDTV