New Futuresource Consulting delivers five-year 4K forecasts

The new 4K report, which will be available from next month, provides an update to the 2012 edition and looks at the current market status across the entire entertainment and hardware value chain – both consumer and B2B.

This latest report will uncover the roadmap for 4K broadcast and the barriers and challenges to 4K delivery via broadcast and IP. It will look at the players leading the charge for 4K delivery online, as well as outlining the regions, which are driving 4K shipments. It will also look at the current and future outlook for Blu-ray players and the key 4K developments in digital cinema. Another area covered is the industry and consumer confusion around 4K UHD, and whether 8K will surpass 4K.

“We are seeing several 4K video services now available in the market, driven by over-the-top (OTT) video services, and we are beginning to see signs that broadcasters support will be forthcoming,” commented Sarah Carroll, director, Futuresource Consulting. “However, with 8K on the horizon, there is speculation as to whether the window for 4K will be short-lived.”

The Futuresource 4K report will cover global statistics and five-year forecasts for 4K products and content, as well as household penetration and anticipated market value. It is being compiled following a programme of dedicated research amongst TV and display vendors, CE retailers, broadcasters, online service providers, technology groups and other stakeholders.

For more information, or to take advantage of an early bird discount, available until the end of March, please visit

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