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Friday, February 11, 2011

iSuppli: Zune #2 VOD Service

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune Media" @ 01:46 AM

http://www.isuppli.com/Media-Resear...rs-Inroads.aspx

"Netflix may be the Web's top movie rental service, but nobody sells more download-to-own movies than Apple, according to market research by iSuppli. Apple's iTunes accounted for 64.5 percent of all the money spent in 2010 on electronic sell through (EIS) and Internet video on demand (IVOD) despite facing increased competitive pressure from Microsoft's Zune (Xbox), Amazon, Sony's Playstation, and Wal-Mart. 'Microsoft in 2010 accounted for 17.9 percent of U.S. movie EST/IVOD consumer spending, up from 11.6 percent in 2009," iSuppli found. "Sony in 2010 maintained the No. 3 position in the U.S. with a 7.2 percent share, up from 5.7 percent in 2009.' Apple, however, did give up some ground last year. In 2009, iTunes held 74.4 market share, and its share fell 9 percent last year, according to iSuppli. The good news is that the overall market grew by more than 60 percent. Could this increase in download sales have hurt DVD sales?"

We're Number Two! We're Number Two! In all seriousness a year-over-year jump from 11.6% to 17.9% is pretty big, and shows that Microsoft may actually be doing something right in the online video market. The Zune video application on Xbox is a pleasure to use, especially with Kinect and Instant Streaming, and particularly compared with the AppleTV and PlayStation offerings. It also appears Microsoft and Sony's share increases come at the expense of iTunes sales, still the clear leader with 64.5%, which includes all sales through iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), AppleTV, and the juggernaut iTunes desktop software. As one CNet commenter points out, however, DVD sales are still the clear leader with $40-50 billion worldwide, and about 8.73 billion in the US alone. It will be a few years until VOD sales close the gap and eventually pass DVD sales, with some analysts predicting 2014 at the earliest. As they say, whoever wins, we all win.


Friday, September 15, 2006

Zune Video Overview: See The Zune in Action

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Talk" @ 08:55 AM

We've put together a video from some of the stock video footage that Microsoft has made available to members of the press - wait, I'm a member of the press? Well, glorified blogger perhaps - but as long as it gets me the good stuff, I don't care what they call me. I've seen other sites posting the completely silent video, but I wanted to do something a bit nicer. The video footage is designed for TV stations to broadcast with a reporter doing their story voice-over - so that's exactly what I did, and I added some background music for good measure. We have two versions of the video for you: the YouTube version is below, so if you're in a rush, watch that one - like all video on YouTube, the quality leaves much to be desired, but it's easy to access.

If you have a few moments, I'd suggest the 640 x 480, 2000 kbps version instead. It weighs in at 41 MB, but it looks excellent and really shows the Zune in the best light possible. Enjoy the video, and let us know your comments! I should add that I didn't have a script for the voice-over, and it was done in a single continuous take, so my apologies for the times I pause to think. ;-)


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