The TV market will soon be changed without recognition, with Smart TVs capturing a larger market share week by week. Interesting IPTV developments are also taking place in Europe, particularly France and Italy; as well as China, Hong Kong and the Netherlands. In 2012 there are around 55 million IPTV subscribers worldwide and the market grew by around 30% between 2010/2011.
This report provides information on the development of IPTV in terms of its development as a means to deliver television services over the Internet. It also examines it use as a feature of Smart TVs, which offer IPTV, as well as media streaming, TV apps and web browsing. The report incorporates recent industry insights and statistics on IPTV and Smart TV, as well as selected information on the leading countries, written by BuddeComm’s team of Senior Analysts. The report is designed to provide current observations which may assist investors, analysts and industry participants in making investment and business decisions.
The inevitable overtaking of DVD by streaming and digital download as the primary way in which households enjoy movies and TV will play out over the next decade as more and more consumers IP-enable their lounge rooms and as Hollywood makes more content available digitally, removing the earlier release window advantages that DVD still enjoys today. IPTV is expected to have a profound change on the face of TV delivery over the years to 2015.