In-Car Streaming Can Be a Significant Revenue Stream

Strategy Analytics, in collaboration with Vewd, has released a whitepaper examining important considerations when planning in-vehicle rich media streaming.

The Strategy Analytics Automotive Infotainment & Telematics (AIT) service report, “Whitepaper: The In-Car Streaming Opportunity – Getting from Here to There,” examines different OEM approaches to implementing in-car rich media streaming, and the importance of considering rights and licensing in formulating a successful strategy.

While rear-seat support for brought-in devices such as DVD players and USB drives have been around for more than a decade, consumers are now requesting and demanding access to their favorite streaming services in the car, and in some cases, even in the front seat! However, media rights and distribution can be a minefield of limitations in terms of intellectual property rights, device, and regional distribution restrictions. “While the end consumer simply ‘wants what they want,’ successful implementation of rich media streaming in the car is a highly complex and intricate proposition that requires knowledge, experience and relationships in the industry. It isn’t something that should be approached casually,” Edward Sanchez, Senior Analyst with Strategy Analytics’ Automotive Infotainment & Telematics service, said.

“The provision of in-vehicle connected services is forecast to be a significant revenue generator for car makers in the future, with the availability of streamed entertainment services set to become a key factor in the buying decisions of car buyers,” said Vincent Duval, Head of Automotive Business Development at Vewd. “Finding the right partner to navigate through the fragmented global media landscape is essential for automotive OEMs wishing to build in-vehicle systems that make the most of this growing opportunity.”

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