Digital video in the Nordics will account for more than half of all home video spend this year — making it the first market to reach the digital tipping point. Overall, the global installed base of TV-centric connected devices surpassed one billion units in 2013 and will exceed two billion by 2017.
Global ownership of personal devices has soared from 2.8 billion in 2013, and on track to reach 4.4 billion by 2017.
North American over-the-top (OTT) video spending continues to grow as we go through an era where individuals address their viewing needs through on-demand services across multiple connected devices.
OTT video market was up 47 percent totaling $8.9 billion in 2013. By 2019 it will more than double to $18.1 billion.
“East Los High,” the trailblazing, addictive and hugely popular Hulu original series, uses a range of digital media platforms to involve its audience in the lives, scandals and emotional traumas of Latino students.
Many experience its transmedia content, which is found on characters’ vlogs, extended scenes and websites.
According to findings from the latest market study by Juniper Research, global revenues from PC and console video games will decline from $46.5 billion this year to $41 billion by 2019.
The Juniper study highlights that the cloud games market will reach $1 billion in revenues.
Following a relatively flat three-year period, the global pay-TV set-top box (STB) market managed to achieve the highest annual revenue total in its history during 2013, setting the stage for continued growth through 2015, according to IHS.
Worldwide digital STB shipment revenue last year totaled $20.3 billion.
Worldwide revenue earned by movie producers from online and offline distribution will increase from $62.7 billion to $76.4 billion between 2014 and 2018. That is a healthy 18% increase.
Global online distribution of movies is expected to grow from 5.6% of revenues in 2014 to 16.6% in 2018.
Since its November launch, the Fort McMoney website has been viewed more than 500,000 times and drawn 30,000 active players. The project is a standout in transmedia storytelling, which uses multiple platforms to convey an engaging narrative, and increasingly applies to documentaries.
The Multiscreen Index, published by informitv, shows a 1.4% increase in digital television subscriber numbers across 100 leading pay-television services around the world in the first quarter of 2014.
Providers collectively gained 4.17 million video customers over three months and 17.43 million year on year, an increase of 5.2%.
Twentieth Century Fox has partnered with Vice Media’s Motherboard to release three short films documenting what happened during the 10 years that have passed between “Rise” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”
The “Before the Dawn” short films will show fans what happened during that decade, which led to mankind’s descent into destruction.