We just got back from CES, where we had a lot of great conversations about Ultra HD, ATSC3.0, UHD BD, AV over IP, and more. But what stuck with me most was how much confusion there is, especially around trends in streaming media. This has been true at other shows we’ve attended recently, too.
We think we can help bring clarity to the media landscape. We’ve been in the AV industry for almost 20 years.From the introduction of DVD, to the move to HD resolution, to the introduction of smart TV, to the enablement of media sticks, Videon has been a constant. We’ve had market firsts in categories ranging from Blu-ray to Google TV to Chromecast and we have been part of Best of CES award winning products. In other words, we know what we’re talking about.
I’m realizing that we need to put that experience to use now more than ever. To that end, we’re going to start sharing more of what we’ve learned about the media landscape, both in the consumer market and in specific verticals. We want to clear up some of the misconceptions about AV–especially about streaming media–and generally share what we know.
For instance, did you know that:
- monthly live TV viewing was down 2 hours and 44 minutes from 2012 to 2013?
- negotiations between studios and distributors constantly re-allocate content to different channels?
- While DVD revenues continue to plummet, Blu-ray revenue is projected to grow continually through at least 2024?
We’ve already started this sharing with some Industry Insight papers and a history of blog posts. But we’ll be sharing more facts like these, as well as analysis of what they mean to your industry, over the coming year.
Most importantly, we want to answer your questions. We’re starting with inquiries we get at tradeshows:
- What are the viewership patterns for streaming services?
- What’s the distribution structure for movies, and how is it changing?
- What is the timeline for Ultra HD Blu-ray?
- Why does ATSC 3.0 matter for the broadcast industry?
- and many more.
If you’ve got questions, let us know in the comments section below. We’ll be on the lookout for answers.