Category Archives: Futuresource Consulting

Futuresource Consulting: Global Home Video Entertainment Spend Reached $251.5 Billion in 2016

Households are spending more than ever before on video entertainment, and in 2016, the combined home video and Pay-TV market totaled $251.5 billion, according to Futuresource Consulting. ┬áThat reflects a gain of 3 percent compared…

Virtual and Mixed Reality: The Future is Nearly Here, FutureSource Predicts

Advances in innovative cutting-edge technology for the entertainment industry is rapidly advancing the march toward virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR), new research from Futuresource Consulting reveals. The new report examines the potential of…

Bluetooth Headphones To Be One Of The Top-Selling CE Gifts, Futuresource Predicts

Bluetooth headphones are poised to deliver strong sales this Christmas, according to Futuresource Consulting. Wireless headphone sales are expected to surge by 63 percent in 2015 to reach 38 million units. Indeed, worldwide aftermarket shipments…

IPTV Becomes a Viable Platform Now Projected To Outperform Both Cable and Satellite, Says Futuresource Consulting

IPTV has become a viable platform, reaching 27 million homes in 2014 and accounting for 15 percent of all TV households in Western Europe, according to a recent Futuresource Consulting report. Now, with 30 percent…

Smartphone Vendors Making the Most of High Growth in Emerging Markets, Futuresource Says

Emerging markets are fast becoming the new battleground for smartphone vendors as well-known global players are facing hot competition from local manufacturers, according to a new report by Futuresource Consulting. In its latest 2015 smartphone…

DSLRs Use for Professional Video Applications Will Decline Sharply, Futuresource Consulting Forecasts

The use of digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras for professional video applications will decline rapidly over the next four years as end users embrace Compact System Cameras (CSCs) and Action Cameras, according to new…

FutureSource: Leading Headphones Brands ‘Rock It Up’ as Market Celebrates Growth

Worldwide shipments of headphones grew by 8.5 percent in 2014 to 309.5 million units, according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting.”The demand for headphones is increasing, especially as consumers are using their mobile devices…

Security, Convenience Will Drive Dramatic Smart Home Growth: Futuresource Consulting

The market for home automation packages — and individual smart devices such as sensors, actuators and cameras — is predicted to grow at a rate of 30-35 percent for the next five years, according to…

Futuresource: State of the 4K UHD Market

Analysts at Futuresource Consulting believe that 11.6 million 4K TV units shipped in 2014, growing by a nearly 700 percent year over year. In Western Europe and North America, share of 4K demand in 2014…