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Ultraviolet Video Distribution

UltraViolet is anticipated to serve as the digital ecosystem that will ultimately replace physical discs for video content. The platform offers interoperability with multiple DRMs and supports both downloads and streaming media. The ecosystem boasts industry support throughout the content value chain and as of the first quarter in 2013 over 12 million accounts spread between North America and select Western European countries. Despite this early momentum uncertainties remain around consumer education, expectations, and behavior – will consumers still see value in purchasing movies and TV shows?     

In this report we evaluate the current status of the UltraViolet ecosystem and how this platform could evolve as consumers continue a gradual shift to digital content. In addition we discuss the key roles defined by UltraViolet and how each is contributing to the ecosystem. Forecasts (2013 to 2018) for active UV accounts and users are provided by region.   

Table of Contents

  • 1. ULTRAVIOLET ALMOST READY FOR PRIME TIME
    • 1.1. UltraViolet Business Model: B2B and B2C Components
    • 1.2. Fragmentation and DRM
    • 1.3. Windowing
    • 1.4. Studio Backing
    • 1.5. Retailer Interest and Traction
    • 1.6. Forecasting Accounts and Users
      • 1.6.1. North America
      • 1.6.2. Europe
      • 1.6.3. Asia-Pacific
      • 1.6.4. Rest of World
  • 2. ULTRAVIOLET COMPANIES IN THE "DELIVER" AND "PLAY" SEGMENTS POISED TO BENEFIT MOST
    • 2.1. Download Service Providers
    • 2.2. Locker Access Streaming Providers
    • 2.3. Client Implementers
    • 2.4. Broader Opportunities for UV Enablers
  • 3. MORE UNCERTAINTY FOR CONTENT PROVIDERS AND RETAILERS

Tables

  1. Active UltraViolet Accounts, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  2. Active UltraViolet Users, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  3. UltraViolet Account Penetration Rates, North America, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  4. UltraViolet Account Penetration Rates, Western Europe, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  5. UltraViolet Account Penetration Rates, Eastern Europe, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  6. UltraViolet Account Penetration Rates, Asia-Pacific, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  7. UltraViolet Account Penetration Rates, Latin America, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  8. UltraViolet Account Penetration Rates, Middle East/Africa, 2013 to 2018

Charts

  1. Active UltraViolet Accounts, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  2. Active UltraViolet Users, World Market, Forecast, 2013 to 2018

Figures

  1. UltraViolet Roles
  2. Following UV Videos from Content Provider to End User