Future of TV Funding Trends – Q1 2017

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Future of TV Total Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Future of TV startups for each year. 2016 is the best year so far with almost $3.5B in funding. 2015 comes in at second place with around $3.1B raised to date.

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Future of TV Funding by Vintage Year
The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by Future of TV companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2011 have raised the most funding at around $3.1B, followed by those founded in 2007 which have raised about $2.6B.

We are currently tracking 697 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $20.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

Future of TV Exits by Category and by Year – Q4 2016

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Exit Activity by Category in Future of TV

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Future of TV category. The Video Advertising Platforms category is leading the sector with 36 acquisitions and 6 IPOs.

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Exit Activity by Year in Future of TV
The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in the Future of TV sector by year. 2014 leads the sector with 48 exits, with 2013 in the second place with 24 exits.

We are currently tracking 696 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $20.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

Where in the World are Future of TV Startups? – Q4 2016

The analyses below summarize where Future of TV innovations are occurring.

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Future of TV Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of Future of TV companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 467 companies.

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Future of TV VC Funding by Country
The above map shows the amount of total Future of TV startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $17.6B.

We are currently tracking 694 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $20.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

Future of TV Category Innovation Quadrant – Q4

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Future of TV Category Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Future of TV categories and how they compare with one another.

  • Heavyweights: Categories with high average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
  • Established: Categories with low average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
  • Disruptors: Categories with high average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
  • Pioneers: Categories with low average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.

The definitions of the Future of TV categories represented in the above Innovation Quadrant are as follows:

Multi-channel Networks: Multi-channel networks (MCN) are entities that aggregate content from multiple YouTube publishers into one channel.

Social Video Platforms: Social networks built around video/TV content, and applications used by the end-users alongside TV programs to offer enhanced viewing experiences.

Video Advertising Platforms: Video Advertising Platforms include ad networks that help marketers by finding and aggregating the supply of publisher inventory, ad servers that facilitate the delivery of ads from a stored server, and marketplaces that connect buyers and sellers over digital advertising space.

Video Analytics Platforms: Video Analytics Platforms measure and provide viewer analytics and social media data around TV shows to publishers and content creators.

Video Consumption Platforms: These companies enable users to consume television content through the Internet and across multiple screens. They include destination and over-the-top video platforms, as well as set-top boxes and connected TV devices.

Video Creation Platforms: Video creation platforms enable users to create or produce video content to be distributed across the Internet or other medium.

Video Discovery Platforms: Companies that help users find and curate relevant video content based on preferences and data analysis, as well as providing viewers with supplemental TV program information (e.g. descriptions, showtimes).

Video Distribution Platforms: Companies that provide a network of servers to deliver content to users based on their geographical location, and platforms that enable users to upload their videos and automatically distribute content across a variety of destinations.

Video Infrastructure Platforms: Video Infrastructure Platforms provide the backend system that support video streaming services. These include general infrastructure platforms as well as data management platforms that store and utilize user demographics and consumption data.

Video Licensing Platforms: Video Licensing Platforms manage and monetize the copyright of television, film, and digital video content and syndicate them with advertisements to deliver to publishers.

Video Management Platforms: Content Management Platforms handle the organization of video content such as processing videos for uploading, managing ad operations, and tagging video content with metadata to enhance targeted advertising.

We are currently tracking 692 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $20.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

Future of TV Funding by Type – Q4 2016

The following two graphs summarize the types of funding going into the Future of Television space.

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The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by type. In recent years, later stage funding type events have accounted for a substantial amount of total funding, coupled with a decent amount of Series B funding.

Future of TV Funding Count by Type
The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by type. The general trend over the past few years has been a smaller number of funding events across all types, though there is still a relatively healthy number of deals in the earlier stages.

We are currently tracking 691 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $19 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV landscape report and database.

Venture Investing In Future of Television – Q4 2016

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Venture Investing in Future of Television
The above graph compares the total venture funding in each Future of TV category to the number of companies in the category. The Video Consumption Platforms category leads the sector in the Total Funding stat with over $5.8B in funding. The Video Advertising Platforms category leads in the Company Count stat with 136 companies.
We are currently tracking 689 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 37 countries, with a total of $19.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

Future of TV Market Overview – Q4 2016

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Future of TV (Online Video) Map
The above sector map organizes the Future of TV sector into 11 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.
Multi-channel Networks: Multi-channel networks (MCN) are entities that aggregate content from multiple YouTube publishers into one channel.
Social Video Platforms: Social networks built around video/TV content, and applications used by the end-users alongside TV programs to offer enhanced viewing experiences.
Video Advertising Platforms: Video Advertising Platforms include ad networks that help marketers by finding and aggregating the supply of publisher inventory, ad servers that facilitate the delivery of ads from a stored server, and marketplaces that connect buyers and sellers over digital advertising space.
Video Analytics Platforms: Video Analytics Platforms measure and provide viewer analytics and social media data around TV shows to publishers and content creators.
Video Consumption Platforms: These companies enable users to consume television content through the Internet and across multiple screens. They include destination and over-the-top video platforms, as well as set-top boxes and connected TV devices.
Video Creation Platforms: Video creation platforms enable users to create or produce video content to be distributed across the Internet or other medium.
Video Discovery Platforms: Companies that help users find and curate relevant video content based on preferences and data analysis, as well as providing viewers with supplemental TV program information (e.g. descriptions, showtimes).
Video Distribution Platforms: Companies that provide a network of servers to deliver content to users based on their geographical location, and platforms that enable users to upload their videos and automatically distribute content across a variety of destinations.
Video Infrastructure Platforms: Video Infrastructure Platforms provide the backend system that support video streaming services. These include general infrastructure platforms as well as data management platforms that store and utilize user demographics and consumption data.
Video Licensing Platforms: Video Licensing Platforms manage and monetize the copyright of television, film, and digital video content and syndicate them with advertisements to deliver to publishers.
Video Management Platforms: Content Management Platforms handle the organization of video content such as processing videos for uploading, managing ad operations, and tagging video content with metadata to enhance targeted advertising.
We are currently tracking 688 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 36 countries, with a total of $19.4 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.