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The smart TV is also in jeopardy, with manufacturers' vision for smart TVs expected to fail over the next couple of years. While the presence of smart features on midrange models by 2015 is predicted to prevail, the slower replacement rates for standard TV sets, combined with competition from other connected devices will result in slower uptake from consumers.

In fact, the predictions, which will be presented to customers during CCS Insight's annual predictions event today, forecast a troubling few years ahead for the media and broadcasting industry. With the use of pay-as-you-go video and TV services, such as Netflix, predicted to rise dramatically next year, some of the industry's weaker broadcasters are at risk of being forced out of the market.


Several European free-to-air broadcasters go out of business by 2018.

Usage of pay-as-you-go video and TV services will rise dramatically in 2014.

Music streaming providers become the new record labels.

Apple's revenue from iTunes, software and services will overtake that of the Mac business in 2014.

Amazon will become a significant force in advertising by 2015.

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