Digital TV News: IDC

Smart Home shipments to decline slightly in 2022
Dec 22, 2022 – According to IDC, Smart Home device shipments are expected to decline 2.6% in 2022 to 874 million units, with smart speakers and video entertainment devices bearing the brunt of the decline.
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Rising prices putting downward pressure on AR/VR headset shipments
Dec 20, 2022 – As a result of a tough economic environment and rising prices, IDC now expects global shipments for AR and VR headsets to decline by 12.8% in 2022, dropping to 9.7 million units.
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Consumer VR shipments in China to approach 7 million units in 2026
Nov 25, 2022 – According to IDC, consumer standalone VR shipments in China increased by 166.2% year-over-year in the H1 2022. China standalone VR in Q1 2022 reached 229,000 units shipped, while Q2 2022 had almost 273,000 units shipped.
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Smart Home device growth slows along with global economy, says IDC
Oct 3, 2022 – According to IDC, consumer buying continues to cool as macroeconomic issues persist. Smart home device shipments are expected to remain at 897.4 million with major categories such as smart speakers and TVs facing single digit declines.
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Global telecoms market saw growth in 2021 except in pay TV
May 6, 2022 – Worldwide spending on Telecom and Pay TV services reached $1.566 billion in 2021, an increase of 1.6% year over year, according to IDC. IDC expects spending to increase by 1.4% in 2022 to reach a total of $1,588 billion.
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Smart Home device market grew 11.7% in 2021
Apr 25, 2022 – The worldwide market for smart home devices grew 11.7% in 2021 compared to 2020 with more than 895 million devices shipped, according to IDC. IDC expects the smart home device market to see steady growth over the next five years.
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MainConcept to demo cloud-ready 8K encoding at NAB Show 2022
Apr 20, 2022 – At their NAB Show booth, MainConcept will highlight their advancements in 8K-optimized cloud encoding and illustrate why MainConcept’s technologies are essential ingredients used in processing over 90% of today’s professional videos.
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AR/VR headset shipments grew dramatically in 2021
Mar 21, 2022 – The worldwide market for augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets grew 92.1% year over year in 2021 with shipments reaching 11.2 million units, according to IDC. The holiday quarter was a major driver for the industry.
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Global Smart Home devices market up 10.3% in 3Q 2021
Dec 9, 2021 – The worldwide market for smart home devices grew 10.3% Y-o-Y in the third quarter of 2021 with more than 221.8 million device shipments, according to IDC. Consumer demand remained high for devices such as smart TVs, smart speakers, and others.
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