Mobile Video Consumption to Surpass 693 Billion Minutes by 2015, Says In-Stat

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Mobile video consumption is a rapidly developing market. Although many mobile video products have only recently launched, providers are experiencing significant growth in usage rates. According to In-Stat survey results, nearly two-thirds of smartphone owners have watched video on their device, while nearly 86% of tablet owners have done so.

As content restrictions are liberalized and the proliferation of smartphone and tablet devices continues to expand, so too will mobile video consumption.

Mobile video consumption is a rapidly developing market. Although many mobile video products have only recently launched, providers are experiencing significant growth in usage rates. According to In-Stat survey results, nearly two-thirds of smartphone owners have watched video on their device, while nearly 86% of tablet owners have done so.

While the propensity to watch full length premium video is only a portion of these viewers, these numbers indicate the potential market demand. These examples are indicative of a larger trend of strong growth in mobile video consumption worldwide. New In-Stat research forecasts mobile video consumption to surpass 693 billion minutes by 2015.

“As content restrictions are liberalized and the proliferation of smartphone and tablet devices continues to expand, so too will mobile video consumption,” says Amy Cravens Market Analyst. “However, it is important to note that the consumption differs significantly between smartphones, tablets, and notebook/netbooks. Differences include content length, content genre, and content acquisition. Content providers need to customize their offerings by target platform.”

Some of the research findings include:

  •     There are significantly more smartphone viewers than tablet viewers currently. However, the gap will narrow in coming years.
  •     Tablet viewer watch more video and are willing to pay a higher price for that video compared to smartphone viewers.
  •     The majority of video access is occurring in a non-mobile environment, often in the home, particularly for tablet devices and in the consumption of long-form video.
  •     The largest barriers to mobile video growth are those erected by content owners, followed by network capacity issues.

Recent In-Stat research, Mobile Video on Tablets and Smartphones: IP Delivery Creates a New Battleground for Pay-TV Providers (#IN1104932MCM), explores the opportunities within this developing market, providing analysis on the following:

  •     Evaluation of the market landscape
  •     Targeted primary consumer research on mobile video usage by device type
  •     Analysis of market strategies among key provider groups
  •     Comparison of mobile video consumption among various devices, specifically comparing usage among smartphones and tablets
  •     Forecast of mobile video viewers and usage segmented by region

This research is part of In-Stat’s Mobile Applications & Services service, which provides analysis and forecasts of the markets for mobile applications and content, including consumer perspectives, usage models, competitive business models, mobile applications and operating systems (OS).

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In-Stat’s market intelligence combines technical, market and end-user research and database models to analyze the Mobile Internet and Digital Entertainment ecosystems. Our insights are derived from a deep understanding of technology impacts, nearly 30 years of history in research and consulting, and direct relationships with leading players in each of our core markets. In-Stat provides its research through reports, annual subscriptions, consulting and advisory services to inform critical decisions. Technology vendors, equipment manufacturers, service providers and media companies worldwide rely on In-Stat to support critical business, product and technology decisions. For more information, contact us or visit http://www.in-stat.com.

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Amy Cravens, Market Analyst
Email: acravens(at)in-stat(dot)com; Phone: (480) 483-4451

Rick Vogelei, Marketing Manager
Email: rvogelei(at)in-stat(dot)com; Phone: (480) 483-4476

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