First it was music and now it's video. In this rapidly evolving market, consumers are being afforded more choice and control when it comes to content. Whether it's PVRs, User Generated Content, or TV shows online, the market has fundamentally started the process of "unbundling television/video entertainment," and this redistribution of control will likely come to dominate the overall consumer landscape in years to come, reports In-Stat.
In addition, as evidenced by an In-Stat survey of US consumers, when it comes to online video, despite a stratification by age, these trends appear more endemic than unique to the under 25 crowd. Respondents who watch online video were equally bullish on the future of online video, in many cases expecting said forms of entertainment to become more mainstream over time. "A testament to the significance these trends pose to all members within the value chain," says Michael Inouye, In-Stat analyst. "And just like music, these shifts appear far more entrenched than a simple fad, additional reason to strategically review this evolving market and the new levers they bring."
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
- Respondents to an In-Stat survey felt online video will become more mainstream over time
- Social networking aspects are starting to play an important part on how the newer generation wants to watch and interact with TV.
- Primary detractors for online video continue to be download speed, user interface, cost, and quality of video (both visual and content).
The research, "Internet TV Market Strategic Analysis", covers the worldwide market for Internet TV. It provides extensive analysis of the current Internet TV landscape, including the strategies of major content providers and telco service providers. It also includes data from an In-Stat survey of US consumers regarding online video. For more information on this research or to purchase it online, please visit: http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eBD3u0M3aZa0K560E2ji0Ev