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Introduction

Ovum identifies key trends shaping the world's consumer and entertainment industries in 2020 across broadcast TV, OTT streaming, and 5G.

Highlights

  • 2020 will be shaped by BATFAANGs pervasive influence on all aspects of the digital consumer and entertainment industries and the steps companies make to compete.

Features and Benefits

  • Examines the key trends impacting entertainment distribution in 2020.
  • Assesses the impact of 5G on media revenues in 2020

Key questions answered

  • What will be the impact of 5G on media revenues in 2020?
  • What will be the key trends impacting entertainment distribution in 2020?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for service providers and platforms
  • Recommendations for content providers (as appropriate)
  • Recommendations for technology vendors (mandatory)

Broadcasters ally to compete with BATFAANG

  • Scale in content, audience, and technology via alliances and consolidation

Indirect-to-consumer

  • The rise of the content arms dealer

Audiences will expect aggregators to simplify access and usage of OTT video

  • Aggregators will become a critical part of many D2C platforms’ subscriber acquisition strategies

Waiting for 5G

  • The waiting game: the revenue impact of 5G-driven innovation in consumer and entertainment will be minimal

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author