IPTV survey reveals limited initial revenue expectations

MUMBAI: Accenture and the Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a global survey of 302 technology and media firm executives. All of them are involved in or close to the IPTV business—network operators, equipment vendors, consumer electronics firms, broadcasters/studios and content providers.

Key Findings:

There is long-term optimism in IPTV: 34 per cent of the executives we surveyed believe IPTV will generate "significant revenue" by 2009 and another 57 per cent are at least "somewhat confident" that this will be the case.

But, few companies expect a substantial IPTV impact on their bottom line. Rather, most see the larger impact being on top-line growth. Network operators also hope IPTV will drive the take-up of broadband access connections and help reduce customer churn.

Content is critical to network operators' business model. They are currently acquiring it however they can, and the largest proportion of respondents say distribution without rights of ownership will be the primary means of sourcing IPTV content over the next year, according to an official release.

Video-on-demand is expected to be the chief money-maker among different IPTV services, both today and over the longer term. There is little consensus on other likely revenue sources. Respondents did not see advertising as a potential money-earner.

The chief hurdles to IPTV consumer adoption: a dearth of compelling content and lingering quality-of-service problems. Not a single respondent from this group is very confident that IPTV will spur significant revenue growth within a year of launch and no more than half are fairly or very confident of generating substantial revenue by 2009.

Despite respondents' pessimism that IPTV will spur growth in the near-term, major players are in various stages of testing IPTV. These include Verizon, AT&T, Telecom Italia, France Telecom and China Netcom, the release adds.

Latest Reads

Voot to stream Big Boss's 'Unseen Undekha' videos

Viacom18's OTT platform, Voot, will showcase exclusive content of its reality show Bigg Boss 10. The on-demand destination has developed a special space called Unseen Undekha wherein users can stream videos of any celebrity or commoner of their choice from inside the house anytime.

iWorld Over The Top Services
IoT is risk to networks; Netflix, PayPal, Twitter and Amazon temporarily shut in cyber attack

MUMBAI: Nobody is safe until everybody is safe, it is said. The most hyped and happening currency in the world of communication as well as the best weaponry in the wireless world -- the Internet -- was under attack. Cyber attackers can DDoS (Distributed denial of service) for a range of purposes,...

iWorld e-commerce
Interconnect tussle: Vodafone, Airtel, Idea may move court against proposed Rs 3,000-cr penalty

MUMBAI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) plans to impose a heavy penalty on three major telecom operators for failing to provide adequate interconnectivity to RJio even as operators attempted to comply with the rules. Jio had written to the TRAI seeking action against incumbent...

iWorld Telecom
How broadcasters can use Facebook better?

MUMBAI: Facebook’s daily active user base in India clocked a whopping 22 per cent growth rate by the second quarter of 2016, which is much higher than the 17 per cent growth rate the social media giant enjoys globally. Naturally, addressing its India-only usage and the issues concerning it is of...

iWorld Social Media
How to make your content viral?

MUMBAI: How often do we hear the term ‘viral’? From the germination of an idea to its execution, the only target people want to achieve is making it go viral. Be it a concept or a new initiative, grabbing the maximum number of eyeballs or reaching out to the masses remains the crucial part.

iWorld Social Media
Culture Machine launches digital channel Om Bhajan Bhakti

Culture Machine has launched its new digital brand on devotion and spirituality, titled "Om Bhajan Bhakti". The channel explores the spiritual and devotional space by providing unique experiences and learning to viewers.

iWorld Video On Demand
Welcome offer lands Reliance Jio in 4G speed soup

Even as Reliance Retail today launched 4G F1, the first device under the LYF brand outside the four elements branding, Reliance Jio seems to have received a setback with TRAI declaring its speed to be the poorest among five telecom operators. LYF F1 has been launched with advanced 4G for Reliance...

iWorld Telecom
Vodafone India announces roaming free from Diwali

Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecom service providers, has announced free incoming calls while roaming nationally for all its customers. Starting this Diwali, all Vodafone India customers, travelling anywhere in the country, can continue to talk worry free without having to cut short...

iWorld Telecom
Facebook updates architecture for India's next billion coming online

GURGAON:  "We (Facebook) are now launching a new architecture so you can see less grey boxes, and more relevant stories quickly, regardless of your network connection. This new architecture of News Feed allows stories to be ranked on the client after being sent from the server. We avoid spinners...

iWorld Social Media

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories