DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/37tpg9/home) has announced the addition of the "Home Entertainment (Audiovisual) Report 2015" report to their offering.
Sky and Virgin Media are the leading providers of satellite and cable, respectively, while Freeview and Freesat - which utilise the digital terrestrial television (DTTV) multiplexes and digital satellite broadcasting, respectively - are owned both owned through partnerships between leading UK broadcasting and telecommunications companies. IPTV is provided by four companies - Virgin Media, Sky, TalkTalk and BT - and utilises Internet and broadband connections for transmission. In addition, virtually all providers of the above services offer a set-top box capable of recording, pausing and rewinding live TV through the provision of integrated digital video recorders and hard disk drives (HDDs). This has driven the practice of time-shifted viewing', whereby programmes are recorded and viewed at a time chosen by the consumer.
Video on demand (VoD) and online streaming services have also emerged as key methods of video media consumption, boosted by the rapid development and uptake of broadband and high-speed Internet. Video catch-up services, such as the BBC iPlayer and Channel 4's 4oD, now represent a significant aspect of consumer viewing habits, enabling viewers to watch any programmes they may have missed within a given period, or providing access to a back catalogue of content. Streaming services have also benefitted from widespread Internet and faster connections speeds, with services such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (formerly LOVEFiLM), providing instant access to a whole catalogue of programming under a subscription payment model.
Portable audio equipment has proved a more robust market than the non-portable sector in recent years, benefitting from ongoing technological developments. Over the past few decades, the sector has experienced a constant miniaturisation of products, moving from bulky audio cassette and CD players towards comparatively miniature MP3 and MP4 players. However, technological convergence, and in particular the development of increasingly sophisticated smartphones - which offer the ability to store and play music - has reduced demand for all forms of audio equipment in recent years.
This report will analyse the section of the home entertainment market concerned with audiovisual entertainment. This includes entertainment Market Report: Home Entertainment (Computing & Gaming). The report is focused on consumer behaviour among those engaged in the interaction of the above media, in order to determine any ongoing or emerging consumer patterns.
- Amazon Instant Video
- Channel 5 Broadcasting
- Channel Four TV
- Sony Music Entertainment
- The BBC and the BBC Trust
- This is Global
- Virgin Media
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/37tpg9/home