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Q3 2015

Industry Report

Connected CE: Trends and Innovation

This report focuses on the market innovations and trends within the ecosystem for connected TV home entertainment devices. The report covers key connected TV devices, including smart TVs, gaming consoles, streaming media devices, and smart Blu-ray players as well as growth trends and consumer purchase and usage patterns. It includes five-year unit sales forecasts for each connected device.


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1.0              Report Summary

1.1              Purpose of Report

1.2              Scope of Report

1.3              Research Approach/Sources

2.0              The Connected CE Landscape

3.0              Connected Home Entertainment Devices

3.1              Streaming and Pay-TV

3.1.1          In-Home OTT Viewing

3.2              Ownership and Purchase

3.3              Consolidation

4.0              Connected Home Entertainment Devices: Innovation and Outlook

4.1              TV Innovation

4.1.1          Five-Year Outlook

4.2              Blu-ray Players

4.2.1          Blu-ray Innovation

4.2.2          Five-Year Outlook

4.3              Gaming Consoles

4.3.1          Gaming Console Innovation

4.3.2          Five-Year Outlook

4.4              Streaming Media Devices

4.4.1          Streaming Media Device Innovation

4.4.2          Five-Year Outlook

5.0              Immersive Experiences

5.1              3D Displays

5.2              Curved Displays

5.3              Virtual Reality

5.4              Augmented Reality

6.0              Ownership of the Connected Home

6.1              Multi-Function Devices

6.1.1          Robotbase

6.1.2          Amazon Echo

6.1.3          Ownership of the Relationship

6.2              Data and Analytics

7.0              Emerging CE Devices

7.1              Mini-Computers

7.2              Hobby Drones

7.2.1          Commercial Applications

7.3              GPS

8.0              Implications and Recommendations

9.0              Appendix

9.1              Forecast Methodology

9.2              Glossary

9.3              Company Index

9.4              Image Sources

Pay-TV Subscription Forecast
U.S. Pay-TV Penetration Forecast
Percent of U.S. Broadband Households Paying for an OTT Video Subscription
Most Used Connected CE Devices by Cord Cutters
Most Used Connected Devices by Cord-Cutting Status
Home Entertainment Device Ownership
Home Entertainment Products Purchased in the Last 12 Months
Most-Commonly Connected CE Device
Brand of Primary Flat-Panel TV
Brand of Flat-Panel TV Purchased
Reason for Not Planning to Purchase a 4K TV
Purchase Intender Concerns About 4K Content Availability by Age
Average Broadband Speed for Top 10 Countries
Brand Comparison for 55-Inch 4K TV Sets
Global 4K TV Unit Sales Forecast
4K TV Unit Sales Forecast by Region
Video Consumption on a TV Set by Source
Video Consumption on a Computer by Source
Total Monthly Spending on Home Video and Cinema
Global Smart Blu-ray Unit Sales Forecast
Smart Blu-ray Unit Sales Forecast by Region
Average Monthly Content Spend on Streaming Media Devices Including Games
Comparison of Gaming Console Features
Global Gaming Console Unit Sales Forecast
Gaming Console Unit Sales Forecast by Region
Feature Comparison of Streaming Media Sticks and Players
Global Streaming Media Device Unit Sales Forecast
Streaming Media Device Unit Sales Forecast by Region
Feature Comparison of Virtual Reality Headsets
Virtual Reality Headset Overview
Forecast Methodology - Connected CE Devices

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