Global Video on Demand Market 2020-2025

July 10, 2020
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GLOBAL VIDEO ON DEMAND MARKET

KEY FINDINGS

  1. At the end of 2019, Netflix subscribers numbered 167.1 million. Of these, 61 million accounts were registered in the US, with the remaining 106.1 million (63%) spread over the rest of the globe.Since 2015 the number of international Netflix users has increased nearly fourfold, while domestic users have increased by less than 50%
  2. Content fragmentation is expected to continue at brisk pace with intensifying competition as players like Apple, WarnerMedia, and Disney launch their own streaming services
  3. Millennials and Generation Z subscribers choose an OTT platform on the basis of the original and exclusive content it offers. Word of mouth publicity has become a catalyst for the popularity of OTT video streaming platforms
  4. Subscription video on demand (SVOD): SVOD payment model offered by major OTT platform players like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video is the most popular in terms of revenue, accounting for 51% of global spend on OTT

INTRODUCTION

Video On Demand (VOD) are systems which allow users to select and watch/listen o video or audio content such as movies and  TV shows at their convenience, rather than having to watch at a specific time. The growth of the VOD is having the most impact on traditional distributors of pay – TV or MVPDs (Multichannel Video Programming Distributors) whose subscribers’ growth in many markets has begun to decline.

 

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Rapid development of high speed internet infrastructure and increasing number of on-demand service providers are the major factors driving the growth of video on demand service market. There is estimated to be 3.5 billion smartphones across the world i.e. 45% of global population owns a smartphones. This has been the primary factor of rise in VOD services. Although, high bandwidth requirement and high subscription costs for some of the service providers are restraining its growth.

 

MARKET SEGMENTATION

By Fee Induced

  • Rentals or Pay per view
  • Subscription
  • Ad Based
  • Digital Purchase

By Geography

  • US
  • Europe
  • China
  • ROW

By Device used

  • Mobile
  • PCs
  • Tablets
  • TV

MARKET DYNAMICS

Over the past few months since the COVID-19 outbreak, the public has been kept in lockdown. The share of global population in lockdown has been gradually increasing as the number of countries enforcing home quarantine is increasing. Almost one third of the global population is in lockdown as of April 20th 2020. This has resulted longer screen time of public on mobile phones and other electronic devices that support streaming platforms.

 

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Thus the quarantine period has indirectly effected enormous growth of VOD services. Due to closed down of theatres many distributors are approaching the online platforms to make the movies reach out to audience and thus increasing the demand for these services. It has been estimated that there could be an increase in 60% in the amount of content watched in this period.

BY FEE INDUCED

Pay per view VOD services one of the first of its kind in this sector still required a cable subscription. Since it allows only limited content to watch per payment these are getting outdated. Subscription is leading market in VOD sector. The rise of OTT (over the top) platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar and others has been the great driving force in this segment. Large number of contents and their accessibility are the reasons for their surge. The high price for subscriptions are hindering the growth

 

Ad-based VOD is the only segment which is mostly free for customers is visibly less revenue generating segment. The digital purchase involves buying of exclusive content and stored in cloud and can be accessed offline.

 

The below info graphic shows the share of different types of VODs in the global market based on the fee induced:

 

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US VIDEO ON DEMAND MARKET

USA has been the largest revenue generating region. The shift of people from traditional cable and satellite network and increased number of high quality contents available on online platforms has attracted more people towards on demand services. The rise of US based streaming platforms is another major factor affecting the market.  During the ongoing lockdown period it is estimated that people are spending almost 6-8 hours a day with the media, hence there is a huge surge in the daily screen time of these services.

Netflix subscriber growth for Q4 2019 stood at 0.42 million domestic and 8.33 million international users, for a total of 8.76 million. This compares positively quarter-on-quarter to Q3 2019’s 6.78 million, despite US subscriber growth declining from 0.52 million.

By Feb 2020, Hulu had ~31 Million paid subscribers as compared to 61 Million for Netflix for similar time frame

EUROPE VIDEO ON DEMAND MARKET

Europe region has still been one of those where the pay per view and the rentals VOD segment is  market leading. There has been slow shift towards the subscribed VOD services. Since the lockdown, there has been a 30% increase in internet traffic. Disney+ was launched in late March and it has acquired 5 million subscribers taking global count to 30 million.

 

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Netflix reported that EMEA subscriber numbers had increased 105% over two years to reach 47.4 million.

In 2020, Europe Video on Demand market volume/subscriber base was recorded near 154.7 Million and it is forecasted to reach 200.5 Million by 2025

 

INDIA VIDEO ON DEMAND MARKET

Video on demand services had a late start in India . It was only in Feb 2015, Hotstar launched in India followed by Netflix in January 2016, and later followed by rival Amazon`s Prime Video in December 2016.

Now in a matter of 5 years or so there are 26 Video on demand service providers in India including regional players. Their income revenue comprises recurring subscription income and Revenue from advertisement for free users.

As connectivity improves in India, the digital video market is set to grow in size, reaching just under 370 million by 2021 – or 66% of video users.

It is a market on which Netflix is focused, however, with a reported $420 million earmarked for producing and licensing content in India (much of this content – such as much-loved Sacred Games has also travelled internationally). This includes a reported slate of 22 films and unscripted content. To know more about India Video on demand consumer trends, Please read our survey findings.

In April 2020, Balaji Telefilms which owns ALTBalaji is witnessed strong uptake of digital subscriptions with ~ 17,000 subscriptions added per day post 24th March 2020( national lockdown) , ~ rise of 60% MOM. The platform has over 1.9m active direct subscribers as of July 2020. 

 

CHINA VIDEO ON DEMAND MARKET

The number of users of on demand services is expected to reach close to 530 million as an after affect of coronavirus lockdown. National Film Bureau in China is emphasizing on strong supply of online streaming content so as to avoid instantly getting back to cinemas.

Chinese video on demand market is forecasted to reach  ~$7.1 Billion by the end of year 2025.The growth rate is forecasted to slow down over the years from 19.8% in 2021 to 8.9% in 2025.

The Chinese streamers were significantly different than Netflix`s  business model – i.e.  initially relying heavily on advertising revenues, supporting free streaming services. More recently, there has been shift towards ad-free paid subscriptions – similar to the Netflix business model.

RECENT MARKET TRENDs

  • To reduce the web traffic service providers are shifting to reduced image quality to help internet providers cope with the surging demand for bandwidth.
  • Diisney+ and Hulu services have come out as the leading subscribed service providers in US region since the lockdown.
  • After the complete acquisition of hotstar, Disney has launched the app as “Disney+hotstar” on April 3rd 2020.
  • Netflix reached its all time high in terms of traffic and screen time during the weekend of the first week of lockdown in US in March.
  • Netflix has announced it would be reducing the bandwidth consumption by 25% in Europe in order to meet the rising demand.
  • Hulu has announced free live news in partnership with ABC News to its subscribers during this period.
  • MX player on demand video streaming service from India has announced it would be expanding its service in US, UK, Australia and Canada and continue its no charge service to users.
  • In India, during the lockdown it is observed that there has been almost 96% signed up users are spending time on VOD platforms.

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MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST

The pandemic has largely benefitted the VOD service providers across the world. However, there has been a sense of fear of reaching a saturation point if the period of lockdown gets longer. The major factor for this concern is the lockdown has inevitably shut the whole filming process there won’t be any new content to be premiered.

 

It has been estimated that there might be a chance of about 140 million subscriptions across service providers in 2020, which is about 18% increase in total subscriptions.

The global Video on demand market is estimated at $48 Billion in 2020.

 

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Advertising (or ad-based) video on demand (AVOD): The AVOD model suits YouTube perfectly well as it has a massive audience. Users willingly wait for the advertisement to finish before they can watch the video of their choice on YouTube, which has become a household name. However, AVOD is unsuitable for new OTT market players, who are yet to create their subscriber base, as AVOD is driven by volumes. 

The leading players in the VOD sector has been dominated by US based companies. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+, Youtube are all US companies. Netflix is currently the leading the market with most number of subscribers. Vudu content delivery company where the desired content can be bought or rented.

Netflix penetration will increase to over 50% in Latin America, and to over 60% in the US & Canada – with growth slowest in this region, where penetration is already reckoned as being above the half-way mark.

Viu (Hong Kong), iQiYi (China) and Disney+Hotstar (India) are the leading platforms having highest number of subscribers. Britbox (U.K) and Blim TV (Spain ) are the leading service provider in Europe.

 

COMPANY PROFILES

  1.  YouTube
  2. Netflix
  3. Amazon Prime Video
  4. HBO
  5. Vudu
  6. Hulu
  7. IndieFlix
  8. Vubiquity
  9. Disney Hotstar
  10. iQiYi
  11. Viu
  12. Britbox
  13. HOOQ
Sl noTopic
1Market Segmentation
2Scope of the report
3Abbreviations
4Research Methodology
5Executive Summary
6Introduction
7Insights from Industry stakeholders
8Cost breakdown of Product by sub-components and average profit margin
9Disruptive innovation in the Industry
10Technology trends in the Industry
11Consumer trends in the industry
12Recent Production Milestones
13Component Manufacturing in US, EU and China
14COVID-19 impact on overall market
15COVID-19 impact on Production of components
16COVID-19 impact on Point of sale
17Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Geography, 2020-2025
18Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Product Type, 2020-2025
19Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Application, 2020-2025
20Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by End use, 2020-2025
21Product installation rate by OEM, 2020
22Incline/Decline in Average B-2-B selling price in past 5 years
23Competition from substitute products
24Gross margin and average profitability of suppliers
25New product development in past 12 months
26M&A in past 12 months
27Growth strategy of leading players
28Market share of vendors, 2020
29Company Profiles
30Unmet needs and opportunity for new suppliers
31Conclusion
32Appendix

 

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