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The Esports Opportunity for the Broadcast, Pro AV and IT Industry

The esports phenomenon continues to gain momentum with a business expected to reach over a billion dollars in revenue this year, comprising games publishers revenues, media rights, event ticket sales and merchandise, advertising and sponsorship, this figure is expected to triple over the next five years. With a growing fan base of over 450 million ...

Key Trends in Flagship Smartphones - An Evolution Before the Revolution

With anticipation for MWC Barcelona beginning to build, we here at Futuresource Consulting are reflecting on the major trends that drove the smartphone market in 2018. Despite the increasing homogeneity of smartphones, flagship vendors continued to differentiate themselves from one another through some clever engineering. While excitement for 5G ne ...

2019: When D2C Video Services Will Become Super-Charged

2018 was yet another fascinating year in the development of the video and TV content sector, which has paved the way for further dynamism, disruption and potential opportunity in 2019. From Disney’s proposed acquisition of Fox, to the proliferation of OTT channels and SVoD services - and with it the growing prominence of D2C services - existing le ...

Apple iTunes & Samsung Partnership Signals Start of New Era for Apple

In Futuresource’s perspective report published before Christmas, Battle for the Living Room, we stated that Apple was to make a big play in TV in 2019, highlighting that: “Apple’s Achilles’ heel to date has been its lack of reach on the big screen in the living room, where most premium content is consumed. A closed approach to licensing iTunes has ...

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