Entertainment and Media
The pervasiveness of media in business is a reality today, redefining the way organizations interact and engage with customers in a way not imagined in the previous decade. Business are gaining the ability to enable cross-platform repurposing and monetization of digital content, creating an extended economy based on television, video, advertising, publishing, mobile and the Internet. Innovation in technologies and system integrator partnerships is crucial to expand growth potential globally.
Frost & Sullivan’s Digital Transformation research and consulting programs look at the advent of newer technologies and their impact on organizations, disrupting old processes and enabling a new horizon of opportunities for companies to turn around old, fragmented business segments into a transformed consumer-centric service approach. Our digital media coverage spans all products and services in the content value chain-- from content acquisition to processing, management, delivery, protection, monitoring, analytics and customer experience.
We work closely with the world’s largest media networks, publishers, agencies, service operators, as well as technology providers and start-ups to help them find their footing in this sea of change. Tailored, customized solutions provide clients with the best strategies for growth, supported by the right key data points researched to meet the client’s needs and the specific engagement. Our research spans broadly across the sector and provides deep insights into specific markets in the most significant areas of IT and the digital media industry.
26 May 2020  |  Global
Innovation in Display Technologies, Falling Prices and Emergence of Turnkey Solution Providers Driving Growth
Ad spending has been rapidly shifting away from traditional TV, radio and newspapers towards digital media platforms and solutions. Emerging branding / marketing vehicles like digital signage and interactive kiosks are witnessing explosive traction and hold lots of potential for future growth. A key value proposition of the medium is that signage n...
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06 May 2020  |  North America
An Assessment of Market Direction to Prepare for the Rebound
Online video platforms (OVPs) play a critical role in delivering online video content to the world. OVPs enable media and entertainment companies including broadcasters, multiple-system operators, publishers, and other content owners to publish, protect, manage, and monetize their digital video assets. OVPs also power the video for online propertie...
16 Apr 2020  |  Global
Assessing Growth Opportunities and Growth Pipelines in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Marketing automation solutions (MAS) constitute the following four functions: campaign management, sales enablement, lead management, and data and analytics. MAS differentiate from marketing process automation solutions, customer relationship management, digital asset management, and email marketing software. MAS serve the small- and medium-sized b...
28 Feb 2020  |  North America
IPTV is the Largest and the Fastest-growing Segment in the Mature STB Market; 4K, HDR, and Voice Assistants are Key Features
The rising consumption of consumer streaming will drive the expansion of the over-the-top (OTT) ecosystem. This has prompted innovation in the global set-top box (STB) market, and streaming STBs will increasingly replace traditional devices throughout the forecast period (2019-2024). Unit shipment is expected to increase from 242.9 million in 2019 ...
08 Jan 2020  |  North America
4K/HDR and Falling Prices to Drive Market Growth as Competition from Chinese Vendors Intensifies
Falling prices and the demand for next-generation features such as 4K and HDR continue to be the strongest drivers for smart TV sales. Even as the price of the highest-end models continues to rise as screen sizes and device sophistication at the high end continue to grow, there is falling disparity between traditional and smart TV price points at t...
24 Dec 2019  |  North America
4K/HDR/Dolby Atmos will Ensure Continued Relevance of Blu-ray Players and Media Despite Consumer Shift to OTT Streaming Services
Blu-ray technology vendors face significant challenges stemming from the continued momentum of over-the-top (OTT) video streaming—the fastest-growing segment of the home video market. The seemingly inevitable consumer transition from physical disc to digital video content consumption via OTT services is negatively impacting the sales of Blu-ray p...
12 Dec 2019  |  North America
Vendors Must Target Opportunities in the Enterprise Segment and Leverage the Broader Mobility and Cloud Computing Trends
The PC market will continue to decline over the forecast period. Market saturation in developed markets is a significant barrier to growth. Brutal price competition and ongoing pressure from competing alternative devices negatively impact the long-term market outlook. The PC market faces persistent challenges from rapidly changing consumer PC buyin...
02 Dec 2019  |  North America
There Is No One-Size-Fits-All Strategy For Using Multi-CDNs to Deliver Video
Most large broadcasters and OTT services have deployed multi-CDN solutions to improve the end-user experience for video. There have been many instances where a multi-CDN strategy was a key component in the overall OTT workflow.There are a lot of different ways to implement a multi-CDN strategy and much of it is dependent on how much the customer wa...
02 Dec 2019  |  North America
When CDNs Experience Outages, Their Users Will Encounter Rebuffering
Reducing video rebuffering can be difficult. Going multi-CDN can provide several benefits for customers, such as better geographic coverage and, possibly, better economics. Adding live switching logic between the CDNs goes a step further and enables load balancing and redundancy in case of problems. Different layers of redundancy and different leve...
02 Dec 2019  |  North America
Mobile Video Downloads is a Promising Feature for Streaming Platforms
Many of the common problems encountered by viewers are the result of connectivity issues, especially on mobile. Globally, many viewers are plagued by problematic cellular connections that can’t support their on-demand video needs. Studies show that viewers are increasingly impatient, and the lag or buffering that results from insufficient connect...