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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Highlights of research on Future of Digital Home Entertainment
From a report on "The Future of Digital Home Entertainment" by Business Insight (originally published 14 Apr 2010)
The future of digital home entertainment can be defined and analyzed using six key interrelating ‘meta-themes’: Convergence; specialization; portability and the porous home; simplification; and differentiation.
The number of households receiving digital TV globally is expected to grow from just over 211m in 2009 to reach 274m by 2012. Satellite and cable will remain the two largest delivery platforms for digital TV between now and 2012, however, IPTV will grow the fastest. The VOD market is expected to generate almost $9bn in revenues in 2012.
The global digital music market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 30% over the period 2009-2013, reaching $13.7bn. The online gaming market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.5% over the period 2008-2013 to reach $20.2bn.