The global TV market revenue is set to grow at a steady pace: up 23% by 2018, with over-the-top (OTT) streaming TV fueling growth, according to new research. The study, from research firm IDATE comes at a time when video has become pervasive across all of our screens, most national TV markets are losing steam: [...]

The global TV market revenue is set to grow at a steady pace: up 23% by 2018, with over-the-top (OTT) streaming TV fueling growth, according to new research.


The study, from research firm IDATE comes at a time when video has become pervasive across all of our screens, most national TV markets are losing steam: shrinking viewership and pressure on advertising markets, especially in Europe.
Although pay-TV seems to be holding its own, the fast-growing popularity of OTT offerings is shaking up the traditional pay-TV model, while the demise of physical media is virtually a foregone conclusion.
For Florence Le Borgne, the report's project manager, "if the decline of physical media now seems inevitable, television still has a chance to reinvent itself in a way that takes into account changes in viewer behaviour and competition from new online vendors".
Accessing TV
According to IDATE, the number of TV households worldwide will reach 1.675 billion in 2018 (+9.6% in 5 years), with the number of digital TV households worldwide being 1.542 billion in 2018, which translates into 92% of TV households
• Cable will the remain the chief access channel (592.3 million households in 2018) but will gradually lose ground to satellite and IPTV which will account for 32.9% and 10.9% of TV households, respectively, at the end of 2018.
• Despite the development of hybrid TV solutions, terrestrial TV should continue its decline on the first TV set and drop down to number three spot by 2018, with roughly 21% share of the global market.
• The development of hybrid solutions that combine live programming on broadcast networks (terrestrial and DTH) and OTT video services over the open Web is a key variable in the future development of the various TV access modes, and may well shake up current trends.
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TV revenue
According to IDATE, the global TV industry's revenue will come to €374.8 billion in 2013 and €459.2 billion in 2018.
• Pay-TV revenue will grow by 21.3% between 2013 and 2018, or by an average 3.9% annually, to reach €220.2 billion in 2018.
• Ad revenue will enjoy even stronger growth of 27.3% between 2013 and 2018, to reach €201.1 billion in 2018.
• Public financing/licensing fees will continue to increase significantly (+7.7% in 5 years) to reach nearly €38 billion in 2018.
Video revenue
According to IDATE, physical media sales will total €16.3 billion in 2018, when video on demand (VoD) revenue will reach €35.4 billion in 2018, which is 90% more than in 2013.
• This means that the global market will have shrunk to more than a quarter of what it was in 2013 (-27.2%).
• Blu-ray will be the most common format and help temper plummeting physical media sales.
• OTT video will continue to be the biggest earner, generating 51% of total revenue.
• VoD will still be the dominant model on managed networks. It will generate €6.9 billion in 2018 versus €2.3 billion for subscription video on demand (S-VoD).
American OTT vendors already have a solid foothold in Europe
Netflix is already present in seven European countries: Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The service had 1.6 million subscribers in the UK and Ireland at the end of 2013.
• LoveFilm was reporting 1.9 million subscribers in the UK and Germany at the end of 2013.
• At the end of 2013, iTunes' VoD rental service was available in close to 110 countries, and permanent downloads in 14 countries, chiefly in North America and Europe.
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Source: http://www.idate.org/en/Home/