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Research and Markets: Digital Subscription and Download Media Merchandizing 2003 - 2015: Digital Audio/Video Download and Subscription Storefronts Ring Up $12.5 Billion in 2012

TMCNet:  Research and Markets: Digital Subscription and Download Media Merchandizing 2003 - 2015: Digital Audio/Video Download and Subscription Storefronts Ring Up $12.5 Billion in 2012

[January 21, 2013]

Research and Markets: Digital Subscription and Download Media Merchandizing 2003 - 2015: Digital Audio/Video Download and Subscription Storefronts Ring Up $12.5 Billion in 2012

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hqxpq2/digital) has announced the addition of the "Digital Subscription and Download Media Merchandizing 2003 - 2015" report to their offering.

Digital subscription and download media storefront revenue (audio and video) increased 32+% in 2012 to $12.5 billion, concluding a ten-year CAGR run of 52.8%, details a retail sector analytics report by AccuStream Research.

The report, Digital Subscription and Download Media Merchandizing 2003 - 2015 chronicles the market's remarkable ascent from a fledgling $271 million business in 2003, with forecasts carried out through 2015, accompanied by annual storefront, service and content category analytics.

Music download and streaming businesses combine to ead the total market with a 59.8% share, paced by Apple's (News - Alert) iTunes and Amazon stores.

Streaming subscription, song-play and radio services (including Pandora, Rhapsody, Slacker, Sony Music Unlimited, Spotify (News - Alert) U.S. and others) produced 7% of music segment retail volume in 2012.

Movies and television captured a 38.3% share, led by Netflix, Hulu (News - Alert) Plus and iTunes Video stores.

The subscription video category, exhibiting a 10-year CAGR of 106%, has vaulted into prominence, up from a 2.6% total share in 2003, and currently forecast to pull ahead of digital music revenue in the 2016 - 2020 timeframe.

Video services through Coinstar's Redbox subsidiary in partnership with Verizon are set to launch, while Comcast (News - Alert) is poised to deploy XfinityStreampix.

Subscription digital sports packages accounted for a 1.63% share of the total market in 2012, a category that has grown at a 13% CAGR over the past ten years, but also hampered by labor disputes and work stoppages.

Entertainment (primarily Real Networks' SuperPass video service) held a .3% share, down from a .4% comparable in the prior year.

Digital news subscription services with video as a publishing centerpiece exited the market in 2007, opting to embrace pre/post roll video advertising as the category's principal in-player monetization play.

Further market expansion is indicated, forecast at rates of 28% in 2013, 24% in 2014 and 21% in 2015.

Companies Mentioned

- Netflix

- Hulu Plus

- iTunes

- Coinstar

- Verizon (News - Alert)

- Comcast

- XfinityStreampix

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hqxpq2/digital


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