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Global 4K2K TV Market 2016-2020

About the 4K2K TV Market

The 4K2K TV is the latest revolution in TV technology and the most significant transformation of the TV since full HD (FHD) TVs. 4K2K TVs offer 3840 x 2160 resolution, which is four times the resolution of HD TV. In 2013, the shipment of 4K2K TVs was 2 million units. Shipments reached 18 million units in 2014, due to the rise in 4K content that has a resolution of up to 4K. The adoption rate is likely to increase because of the growing awareness about the technology. We estimate the total shipment to reach 207 million units by 2020. Also, vendors in the market are increasing their R&D investments to meet the rising demand for improved display resolution and are enhancing their value proposition.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global 4K2K TV market to grow at a CAGR of 33.81% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global 4K2K TV market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from sales of 4K2K TVs by display size:

  • 40-49 inches
  • 50-59 inches
  • 60-69 inches
  • 70-79 inches
  • 80 inches and above
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global 4K2K TV Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Hisense
  • LG Electronics
  • Panasonic
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Sony
Other prominent vendors
  • Haier
  • Koninklijke Philips
  • Konka
  • Micromax Informatics
  • Sansui Electric
  • Sichuan Changhong Electric
  • Seiki Digital
  • Skyworth Digital
  • TCL
  • Toshiba
  • Videocon
  • Xiaomi Technology
Market driver
  • Rising popularity of 4K UHD content
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Discrepancy in demand-supply ratio for LCD panels
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing number of Chinese players
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global 4K2K TV Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global 4K2K TV market: Hisense, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung Electronics, and Sony.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Haier, Koninklijke Philips, Konka, Micromax Informatics, Sansui Electric, Sichuan Changhong Electric, Seiki Digital, Skyworth Digital, TCL, Toshiba, Videocon, and Xiaomi Technology.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “A trend which is boosting the market is the high numbers of Chinese players entering the market. The increasing productivity and efficiency of Chinese players is posing a threat to well-established South Korean and Taiwanese players. For instance, Novatek, the largest Taiwan-based manufacturer and supplier of driver ICs to 4K2K TV manufacturers, is likely to lose its share to Himax, a Chinese manufacturer of driver ICs. This is because Himax has a larger share of the Chinese market, which is likely to dominate the 4K2K TV market in the future.”

According to the report, a key driver of market growth is the rising popularity of 4K UHD content. The introduction of high-resolution TVs in the market has created opportunities for broadcasters and media organizations to enhance video quality. For instance, Netflix started offering 4K UHD movie services to its consumers. Similarly, Amazon started its 4K UHD streaming services. Currently, Amazon's series such as Alpha House and Transparent are shown in UHD format. Sony and FIFA produced an official 2014 FIFA World Cup film in 4K format. With the rise in awareness of 4K UHD content and its advantages, many players in the market are increasing their investment in the technology.

Further, the report states that one challenge that could hamper market growth is the discrepancy in the demand-supply ratio for LCD panels. Panel makers are increasingly facing issues with capacity conversion, growth in the average size, and a strong Chinese market.

Companies Mentioned

Hisense, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung Electronics, Sony, Haier, Koninklijke Philips, Konka, Micromax Informatics, Sansui Electric, Sichuan Changhong Electric, Seiki Digital, Skyworth Digital, TCL, Toshiba, Videocon, Xiaomi Technology.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • End-user segment
    • Base year
    • Vendor segmentation
    • Definitions
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market description
    • Comparison of TV technology
      • Table Comparison of TV technology 2015
      • Table Comparison of TV displays
    • Value chain of 4K2K TVs
      • Table Value chain of 4K2K TVs
    • Driver ICs
      • Table Global driver ICs market for 4K2K TV 2015-2020 (billions of units)
      • Table Global driver ICs market for 4K2K TV 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Driver ICs revenue of Novatek vs. Himax (driver IC revenue only)
      • Table Driver ICs revenue comparison: Novatek vs. Himax 2015
      • Table Novatek: DDIC shipment forecast 2014-2017 (millions of units)
    • Panel display
      • Table Overview of TV display technology
      • Table Global panel display market for 4K2K TV 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Global panel display market for 4K2K TV 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Overview of global 4K2K TV market
    • Product life cycle
      • Table Product life cycle of 4K2K TV market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global 4K2K TV market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Global 4K2K TV market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by display size
    • Global 4K2K TV market by display size
      • Table Global 4K2K TV market by display size 2015
  • Buying criteria
    • Table Buying criteria for 4K2K TV
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global 4K2K TV market by geography
      • Table Global 4K2K TV market by geography 2015 (% shipment)
    • 4K2K TV market in APAC
      • Table 4K2K TV market in APAC 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • 4K2K TV market in EMEA
      • Table 4K2K TV market in EMEA 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • 4K2K TV market in Americas
      • Table 4K2K TV market in Americas 2015-2020 (millions of units)
  • Key leading countries
    • China
    • US
  • Market drivers
    • Table Evolving TV technology
    • Table Number of driver ICs used in a single TV 2015-2020
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key leading vendors
      • Table Share of key leading vendors in the global 4K2K TV market 2015 (% shipment)
      • Table Comparison of ASPs as per display size 2015
      • Table Hisense: Business segmentation
      • Table LG Electronics: Business segmentation
      • Table Panasonic business segmentation
      • Table Samsung Electronics: Business segmentation
      • Table Sony: Business segmentation
    • Key highlights
      • Table Key highlights of leading vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviation
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