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Broadband Movies To Boom By 2010

Posted: 21st Oct, 2005 By: MarkJ
The latest research from Screen Digest suggests that every home in the UK will download at least one movie via their broadband connection by 2010. We find this unlikely given that nearly half the population doesn't even want broadband:

Analysts predict that the market for the legitimate downloading of movies is set to be worth more than £60m in the UK over the next five years. Across Europe, downloading movies via a broadband connection is set to generate €250m.

"Although there are still issues in terms of bandwidth, download times and general consumer familiarity with the Internet as a means of consuming movies, these issues are becoming less significant," said analyst Arash Amel.

"The market will be driven by the emergence of competing service providers, whether telcos, ISPs or DVD rentailers and retailers, as well as the eventual appearance of download-to-own and download-to-burn strategies from content owners."


It's always interesting to note how these bits of research fail to factor in the present difficulty of broadband caps, which could hinder such an uptake. More @ The Register.
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