“The absence of a cross-device, cross-manufacturer platform has not
inhibited new services and devices entering the connected home. The stakes
continue to be raised as connected devices become ever more commonplace and
each of the big boys attempt to establish themselves as the definitive
gatekeeper of premium content.”Andrew Ladbrook, Research
Analyst, Informa Telecoms & Media.
Includes connected device forecasts, by device type, region and key market,
and analysis of each device' s expected role within the home. Also features
strategic insight into how to successfully deliver a high-quality multiroom IP
video service within the connected home.
For now, the supposedly empowered user has very little choice for their
multi-device multiroom experiences beyond Apple, Netflix and the iPlayer.
However, it remains to be seen if these earlier movers can keep their
advantages as connected devices become more commonplace and standards mature.
This first edition of Informa' s connected device forecasts tracks sales,
household penetration and the installed base of in-home connected devices.
This includes connected TVs, connected Blu-ray players, games consoles,
media-streaming devices and hybrid set-top boxes. It also examines how quickly
the connected TV will become the pre-eminent device and the impact this will
have on sales of other devices.
As connected devices become more popular, the greater the need for video
services - be that pay-TV or OTT - to deliver services to them. However, the
challenges of delivering video in and around the connected home are many. For
OTT players, the greatest concern remains how to get to the TV in the hope
that revenues will follow. Pay-TV operators, having already overcome that
hurdle, are looking to effectively and cheaply deliver multiroom experiences.
The quandary facing CE manufacturers is how to take advantage of forecasted
burgeoning connected devices sales and whether they wish to be a gatekeeper or
a service provider. If it is the latter, how can that service be attractive to
users who own devices produced by competitors.
One problem that almost every player seems to be ignoring is the home network
itself, which in many homes will simply not be good enough to cope with the
demands that video will put upon it. It remains to be seen if any wireless
technologies can bridge these gaps.
Operators and OTT players
Which connected devices are popular - both now and in the future
Which devices should the IP video service be launched on
The advantages and disadvantages of using new home-networking technologies
to deliver IP video
Case studies highlighting new business models and video delivery from the
CE manufacturers and equipment vendors
How the market is likely to develop over the next five years and which
devices are going to be important
What technologies are important to include as standard in devices
How best to partner with content owners and providers
Plan for expected device trends and developments
Case studies include:
Telstra' s T-box
Sony' s Qriocity
Regions covered in our forecasts and analysis:
Africa Asia Pacific
Plus individual country forecasts for:
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Video in the Emerging Connected Home: Connected device forecasts 2011 - 2016
Executive Summary - PowerPoint file (26 Slides)
Connected devices in 2016: evolution, not revolution