The state of France’s paid-for video market

August 08, 2016  | Subscribers Only

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This report examines trends in France’s paid-for video market from 2010 to 2020. The paid-for video market definition includes physical video retail and rental, online video retail, rental and subscription and residential VoD (rVoD: video-on-demand transactions through the pay TV infrastructure). The size of the market is assessed in terms of annual consumer spending in euros. The report looks in detail at the physical and online video segments. Data on pay TV VoD is included for comparative purposes, more detail on this sector may be found in IHS's Television Intelligence on Demand service coverage.


  • French consumers spent €1,138 million on paid-for video content (excluding sport and live events) in 2015, down from €1,581 million in 2010
  • IHS forecasts total spending on paid-for video to be €1,077 million in 2020
  • Spending on video content stabilised in 2014, as growth in online video compensated for continuing declines in physical spending
  • Physical video accounted for 62% of total spending in 2015; this share is forecast to fall to 35% by 2020
  • Online video accounted for 30% of total spending in 2015; it is forecast to account for 42% by 2020
  • Subscription video on demand (SVoD) is the main driver of growth for online video
  • In 2015 SVoD spending grew by 90%, to represent 60% of total online video spending (including sport and live events)

List of tables and charts:

  • Economic performance
  • Broadband subscribers
  • Connected devices
  • Total paid-for video consumption (sport, live excluded)
  • Physical video
  • Comparison: Retail spending on Blu-ray Disc
  • Online video (sport, live excluded)
  • Main SVoD players (sport included)
  • Online video sport

Number of Pages: 8

Number of Tables and Charts: 9


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