With an expected 11.6 million units shipped in 2014, 4K set demands are up 699% year on year, with China accounting for over 70% of worldwide demand.
According to the latest 4K report from Futuresource Consulting, by 2018 100 million sets are forecast to ship per annum, when ownership will exceed 20% in leading markets.
Futuresource argues that falling premiums and 4K in smaller screen sizes will additionally drive 4K adoption, while consumers will want to future-proof for 4K content when it becomes available.
“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,” explains Sarah Carroll, Director of Sales & Marketing, Futuresource Consulting. “However, with 8K on the horizon, there is speculation as to whether the window for 4K will be short-lived.”
Richard Reis’ keynote, ‘Driving Demand for 4K in the Home’ will be among the special features at this year’s TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London) looking at the challenges and opportunities presented by 4K. Click here to see the brochure.
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