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Video over IP is one of the fastest growing applications in the media industry today. Consumers are consuming more video, more often, for longer periods of time, on more devices and at higher quality from premium content services. These trends imply continued growth for the global video content delivery networks market. This research service provides an in-depth discussion of market drivers and restraints, regional analysis, competitive analysis, revenue forecasts, and technology trends. The study period is 2009-2016 with the base year as 2011.
Executive Summary•Video over IP is one of the fastest growing applications in the media industry today.•Consumers are consuming more video, more often, for longer periods of time, on more devices and at higher quality from premium content services.•Delivering high definition (HD) video over the Internet will increase in demand over the next five years, especially driven by an increasing number of tablets and assorted boxes connected to the TV.•There is growing opportunity in delivering content to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, but business challenges remain due to carriers having small data caps, preventing the consumption of more video via 3G and 4G.•Alongside mobile devices, IP-connected devices such as set-top boxes, gaming consoles and Smart TVs will boost video delivery exponentially in the long term.•However commoditization of services hurts the growth of the overall market, with few vendors gaining revenue acceleration in correspondence with the consumption trends.•Leading vendors such as Akamai, Limelight Networks, EdgeCast, Level 3 and Amazon are adding non-video services to their product portfolio to capture revenues and profits from non-CDN business.•Very few telco operators have entered the service-based CDN business, contrary to expectations; but most are building out their own CDNs to facilitate content delivery to their subscribers.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Executive Summary 4Market Overview 9Video Content Delivery Networks (CDN) Market -•External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints 13•Forecasts and Trends 21Revenue Forecast 24Market and Technology Trends 26Pricing Trends 27Revenue Forecast by Region 29•Market Share and Competitive Analysis 32Competitive Environment 35The Last Word 39Appendix 43