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The global video on demand market size was valued at USD 82.77 billion in 2022 and market is projected to grow from USD 97.19 billion in 2023 to USD 304.74 billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 17.7% during the forecast period.
The increasing adoption of mobile phones, surging internet penetration, and rising demand for subscription-based TV shows, movies, and documentaries drive the growth of the market. According to the GSMA Intelligence Report in 2020, an estimated 4 billion or 51% of the global population is connected to the mobile internet. The number increased by 225 million in 2020 compared to the previous year, 2019. Such an increase in mobile internet penetration drives the demand for subscription-based on-demand videos globally.
The market overview covers Video on Demand (VoD) services offered by players such as Netflix Inc., Alphabet Inc., Hulu LLC (the Walt Disney Company), Apple Inc., and others. These players are offering subscription-based VoD services through their platforms. For instance, Netflix Inc. offers VoD streaming services to provide a wide range of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and others. Also, several VoD platforms include YouTube Premium offered by Alphabet Inc., Amazon Prime by Amazon.com, Inc., and Apple TV+ by Apple, Inc. In addition, Verizon Communications Inc. provides Pay-Per-View (PPV) and Subscription or fee-based content VoD service.
Rising Adoption of VoD Services Owing to Lockdown in Several Countries Aided the Video On Demand Market Growth
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the demand for smartphones, broadband connections, internet usage, and digital platforms such as video streaming and conferencing. Also, movie theaters and shows were temporarily closed owing to government restrictions and self-imposed social separation guidelines to avoid viral infection. As a result of the pandemic, the demand for these services increased among new and existing consumers.
Further, in the first quarter of 2021, the adoption of digital streaming platforms, such as Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime, increased astoundingly. This is primarily attributed to changing consumer viewing patterns on the internet. For instance,
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Enhanced User Experience and Ease of Use are Considered Emerging Trends
VoD offers viewers an online video library that can be easily accessed from any compatible device. Ease of access, integrated services, and other product offerings would help establish a favorable environment for subscription-based services. According to PwC Consumer Intelligence Series 2021 video survey findings, the respondents best enjoyed their preferred services, "ease of use“ (55%), along with "knowing they'll always be able to find something to watch“ (35%).
Consumer preferences and needs change over time but the growing demand for value and ease of use remains constant. This is one of the most important aspects of building a unique user experience. Owing to these factors, video on demand and OTT services will remain popular for a long time.
Increasing Adoption of Smart Devices and Online Streaming Applications to Propel Market Growth
The rising penetration of smartphones and smart TVs and the adoption of the OTT platform accelerate the volume of video on demand service traffic, according to a March 2020 report by Cisco Systems, Inc. that by 2023, mobile connectivity will be available to more than 70% of the global population. Besides, the global mobile subscriber rate is expected to rise from 5.1 billion (66% of the population) in 2018 to 5.7 billion (71%) by 2023.
Over the last few years, online media consumption has surged. Mobile devices have surpassed desktop computers as the major source for consuming online media. As smartphone popularity rises, data usage will inevitably rise, resulting in an increase in online video consumption.
Further, Over-the-Top (OTT) platforms are content providers that are rapidly expanding as more people turn toward online channels for entertainment. According to a report published by ComScore in November 2021, over 50 million households around the globe already have access to OTT video, which they watch at the same rates as traditional TV viewers.
Concern Regarding the Privacy of Video Content to Hinder the Market Growth
Rising concerns amongst market players about video content protection and piracy are expected to hinder the video on demand market growth. It can reduce the number of consumers who are viewing content. Video content players face piracy risk that leads to substantial revenue losses. For instance, in October 2020, according to VdoCipher Media Solutions, the movie business alone lost between USD 40 to USD 97.1 billion due to digital video piracy.
Increasing Demand for Subscription-based Video Content to Aid Market Growth
Based on revenue model, the video on demand market is divided into transactional VoD, subscription VoD, and advertisement based VoD. The subscription VoD segment holds the highest market share. This is mainly attributed to the rising subscribers to adopt OTT platforms. In April 2020, according to Zemoga, Inc., in terms of OTT time on home TVs of, 30% goes to free streaming, 5% goes to transactional VoD, and 65% goes to subscription VoD.
Also, advertisement based VoD services are growing steadily due to increased demand for advertising videos for product and service promotions.
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High Demand for TV Channels with a Surge in Strategic Partnerships by Key Players to Drive the Market Expansion
Based on content type, the video on demand market is divided into TV entertainment, music, sports, kids, movies, and others. Among this, the TV entertainment segment is expected to hold a significant market share. This is primarily attributed to the increasing number of drama series projects, big-budget movies, and advertising online videos. Key companies are developing VoD platforms by adopting various business strategies such as partnerships and collaborations. For instance,
The movies segment is expected to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This is primarily attributed to the increasing on-demand movies by consumers. Also, several movie directors collaborate with streaming service providers to facilitate their films for their consumers. For instance,
North America Video on Demand Market Size, 2022 (USD Billion)
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The market has been analyzed across five major regions, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.
North America is expected to hold the largest video on demand market share during the forecast period. Key players in the region, such as Apple, Inc., Amazon, Netflix, and others, are focused on developing advanced VoD services for users. The region is highly diverse, owing to rising investment by key players and a surge in the adoption of advanced technologies such as AI and cloud computing. These technologies are used by VoD platform developers to automate the video streaming process efficiently. For instance,
Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This is primarily attributed to a huge customer base and rising mobile internet users across various populous countries. The global players in the market are expanding their footprint in this region owing to growing demand from end-users such as sports, music, TV entertainment, and others. For instance,
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The Middle East & Africa market is expected to develop significantly during the forecast period. This is primarily owing to the surge in the development of the media & entertainment industry. The South America market is also growing at a moderate growth rate owing to increasing investments by globally leading players. The surge in smartphone penetration and internet connectivity in Brazil, Argentina, and others is considered one of the driving factors.
Increasing Business Expansion Strategies by Key Players Aid the Market Growth
Key players in the video on demand market, including Alphabet, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Hulu LLC (The Walt Disney Company), AT&T, Inc., Netflix, Inc., Apple, Inc., and others are focused on offering online VoD services. These players are entering into strategic partnerships to grow their businesses across countries.
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CAGR of 17.7% from 2023 to 2030
Value (USD Billion)
By Revenue Model, Content Type, and Geography
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According to a study by Fortune Business Insights, the market is projected to reach USD 304.74 billion by 2030.
In 2022, the market size stood at USD 82.77 billion.
The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 17.7% over the study period.
Based on revenue model, the Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) segment is likely to lead the market.
The increasing adoption of video streaming and OTT platforms is expected to drive market growth.
Alphabet, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Hulu LLC (The Walt Disney Company), AT&T (WarnerMedia, LLC and Discovery, Inc.), Netflix, Inc., and Apple, Inc. are the top players in the market.
North America is expected to hold the largest share in the market.
Based on content type, the movies segment is expected to grow with a significant CAGR of 20.6% over the forecast period.
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