Friday, June 22, 2007

Maybe I Should Consider a Name Change from DISContent to..?

Content Agenda (which you should be reading by the way) has an interesting article today regarding the growth of the entertainment industry due to convergence.

Highlights from the Pricewaterhouse Coopers Report (which, if someone has access to a PDF copy of it, I would be very grateful!) include:

  • Content, distribution and technology companies need to aggressively seek out new relationships to accommodate the shift toward convergence," said Jim O'Shaugnessy, global chairman of PwC's entertainment and media practice. "Companies will need to test new business models to address increased fragmentation and intellectual property in a digital era.
  • Brazil, Russia, India and China will account for 24% of global growth in that period.
  • The U.S. will remain the single largest market for entertainment and media, but is growing at the slowest rate -- just 5.3% a year to reach $754 billion in 2011.
  • The fastest-growing region will be Asia Pacific, ramping up at 9.6% a year to reach $470 billion by 2011.
  • Filmed entertainment is predicted to rise globally by 4.9% a year to $103 billion. TV network revenue will grow by 5.8% a year to $228 billion, but TV distribution will power ahead by 9.3% a year to $251 billion.
    Even that growth rate will be dwarfed by spending on Internet advertising and access, which will grow by 13.4% a year to $332 billion by 2011.

Back in 2002, I got into D2DVD because I could see where the market was going... I am now envisioning another business model, and while it includes DVD -- that media is further down the food chain. I don't even think it's a chain anymore...

A web perhaps?

1 comment:

Scott Eggleston said...

Do you see digital downloads yielding more profit than DVDs, even for microbudget indies? How soon do you see it happening?