How Long Will Blockbuster + Video Ezy Last In OZ?
A new IHS’ report reveals that 1.7 billion devices will ship this year capable of streaming over the Internet video.
The research firm said shipments of set-top boxes, Smart TVs, tablets, smartphones, Apple TV and other type devices that can stream content from the likes of Google and Apple stores will increase 20 percent over the 1.4 billion shipped in 2012. The industry will sustain this growth rate in 2014 when it jumps another 20 percent 2.67 billion billion devices shipping by 2017.
The content is referred to as Over The Top (OTT) as it comes in a separate data stream from an outside source on top of the device’s regular data connection that is supplied by the ISP, IHS said.