The global video streaming system market was valued at $245.3 billion in 2018, and is projected to reach $688.7 billion by 2024, exhibiting a CAGR of 19.1% during the forecast period (2019–2024). Among the type of video streaming services, linear category held the largest share in the market in 2018, whereas non-linear category is expected to register the fastest growth during the forecast period. This is in-line with the sharp increase in video traffic consumption globally with higher traction achieved from young internet users. Video streaming is expected to account for over 80% of the total internet traffic by 2020, with Netflix Inc. consuming 15% of the total downstream volume of traffic globally.
Changing Consumer Preference toward OTT Platforms
In terms of subscriber base, OTT platforms have witnessed tremendous growth in the past few years. In countries such as the U.S., it has been observed that more than half of the population, nearly 160 million, is opting for OTT services, where more than 180 million of the population use smart TVs at least once a month. Also, it has been noted that consumers in the U.S. are opting out of the Pay TV services. For instance, over 1 million consumers unsubscribed from the pay TV connections in the third quarter of 2018. Further, the pay TV providers lost 5 million subscribers in the past 5 years. Besides the U.S., this trend is also prevalent in countries such as the U.K., Germany, Canada, and Philippines.
Rising Growth of Video Streaming Services in the Emerging Economies
In video streaming market, countries such as India, South Korea, Iran, and South Africa have low penetration of video streaming. However, these countries are exhibiting a huge growth in terms of internet penetration, internet speed, and connectivity. In recent years, countries like India displayed tremendous growth in terms of internet penetration, where an increase of 158 million active internet users was recorded between 2015 and 2018. Similarly, as of 2019, South Africa reached 31.2 million active internet users. In response to this, companies such as Netflix Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and The Walt Disney Company have started investing in developing economies like India and South Korea.
Segmentation Analysis of Video Streaming Market
Geographical Analysis of Video Streaming Market
Together, North America and Europe are expected to account for over 57.3% share in the global video streaming market by 2024. This can be attributed to growing consumer demand for OTT services. In 2018, the U.S. had close to 275 million internet users, up from 264 million in 2014, and is further expected to reach 315 million by 2023. Also, key players are giving an additional boost to this demand by investing in innovative technology and developing original content for consumption.
The market in Asia-Pacific (APAC) is expected to register the highest CAGR of 24.7% during 2019-2024. The growth is based on the rising number of internet users along with low data costs prevalent throughout the region; internet user penetration was recorded as 45% in 2018, a significant increase from 35% in 2014. China accounts for the largest internet users (800 million), followed by India (560 million), Indonesia (150 million), Japan (120 million), and Bangladesh (90 million) as of January 2019.
In APAC, China accounts for largest share in the market, and is expected to continue to dominate during the forecast period as well. The percentage of households that owned TV sets was 99%, recording 500 million units in 2018. There are more than 2,000 TV stations in China. China’s online video market reached 609 million users in 2018, led by Tencent Video and iQiyi. The online video market reached 76% penetration in June 2018 buoyed by the intense competition between Tencent Video, iQiyi and Youku.
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Competitive Landscape of Video Streaming Market
The video streaming market is highly competitive and fragmented, where primary competitive factors include price, quality, and quantity of video content, in-app features, and timely arrival of video content. The market is witnessing rise in number of acquisitions and mergers of the top companies; this is due to increased competition, amongst companies such as Netflix Inc., Alphabet Inc., and AT&T Inc., in the market. In June 2019, Netflix Inc. established an office in Sidney, Australia to showcase its plans to add more Australian content on Netflix platform. This is in response to counter the market demand that would be created by the upcoming Disney+ services, globally.
Some other important players operating in the video streaming market are Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., The Walt Disney Company, Tencent Holdings Limited, British Broadcasting Corporation, Baidu Inc., Comcast Corporation, Charter Communications Inc., DISH Network Corporation, Alibaba Group Holding Limited, CenturyLink Inc., and Verizon Communication Inc.
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