Future of TV Funding Trends – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Future of Television startup funding activity. The graphics include data through February 2017.

Future of TV Funding by Year Q1 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by Future of TV startups for each year. 2016 is the best year with around $4.25B in funding. 2015 comes in at second place with more than $3B in funding.

Future of TV Q1 2017 Vintage Year Funding

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 $3.3B.

We are currently tracking 735 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 38 countries, with a total of $23 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV report and database.

Future of TV Startup Landscape Trends and Insights – Q1 2017

Here is our Q1 2017 summary report on the Future of Television (TV) startup sector. The following report includes a startup landscape overview, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events.

We are currently tracking 717 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 36 countries, with a total of $23 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Future of TV landscape report and database.

The State of the Future of Television in Six Visuals

We cover many emerging markets in the startup ecosystem. We previously published posts that summarized Financial Technology, Internet of ThingsBitcoin, MarTech, Artificial Intelligence, Retail Technology, Health Technology, and Connected Transportation in six visuals. This week, we do the same with the Future of TV. At this time, we are tracking 664 Future of TV companies across 11 categories, with a combined funding amount of $13.5B. To see all of our Future of TV related posts, click here!

The six Future of TV visuals below help make sense of this dynamic market:

  1. Market Overview: Breakdown of Future of TV into categories.
  2. Number of Companies Per Category: Bar graph summarizing the number of companies in each Future of TV category.
  3. Average Funding By Category: Bar graph summarizing average company funding per Future of TV category.
  4. Venture Funding in Future of TV: Graph comparing total venture funding in Future of TV to the number of companies in each category.
  5. Global Breakdown of Future of TV: Heat map indicating where Future of TV companies exist.
  6. Median Age of Future of TV Categories: Bar graph of each Future of TV category by median age.

Below you’ll find our Future of TV sector map as well as the categorical breakdown of the sector.

1. Future of TV Market Overview

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Video Consumption Platforms: Video Consumption Platforms 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.

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.

Content 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.

Content 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.

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

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.

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

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

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).

2. Number of Companies Per Category

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The bar graph above summarizes the number of companies in each Future of TV category to show which are dominating the current market. Currently, the “Video Advertising” category is leading the way with a total of 132. The category with the least number of companies is “Video Licensing” with 32 companies.

3. Average Funding By Category

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The bar graph above summarizes the average company funding per Future of TV category. The “Video Creation” category leads the way with an average of $67.6M per funded company. The Video Creation category includes platforms that enable users to create or produce video content to be distributed across the Internet or other medium.

4. Venture Investing in Future of TV

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The graph above compares total venture funding in Future of TV to the number of companies in each category. The “Video Consumption” and “Social Video” categories seem to be the ones with the most traction.

5. Global Breakdown of Future of TV

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The following infographic is an updated heat map indicating where Future of TV startups exist across 33 countries and 202 cities. Currently, the United States is leading the way with 383 companies. The United Kingdom is in second with 45 companies followed by Israel with 18.

6. Median Age of Future of TV Categories

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The bar graph above summarizes Future of TV by median age of category. The “Content Management” category has the highest median age at 9 years, followed by “Video Infrastructure” at 8.5 years.

7. Recent Trends in the Future of TV

Some of the more recent trends we’re seeing in the sector include the following:

The rise of second screen and viewer participation — As viewers consume video content on television, most of them are also engaging on social media and other websites through another device. Nielson data estimates that 85% of American television viewers are also browsing on a second screen while watching television. Viewer participation has also moved from the background to the foreground, as viewers no longer just sit back passively and comment through social media, but actively influence the production of the content by voicing their opinions about it. (Source)

The growing popularity of mobile content — With the prevalence of mobile devices, the quality of mobile video content has also grown drastically. With better compensation and less executive intervention, talented writers are increasingly moving from the film industry to the television industry, making premium television content now available to anyone through all devices. Another trend is that viewers are now watching longer and longer video content through mobile devices, contrary to the previous prediction that only minute-long video content would be consumed on mobile. (Source)

As the Future of TV continues to develop, so too will its moving parts. We hope this post provides some big picture clarity on this booming industry.

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Understanding the Future of TV Startup Ecosystem

At this time, we are tracking 664 Future of TV companies across 11 categories, with a combined funding amount of $13.5B. These are companies and categories that involve anything and everything that relates to the future of television. Below you’ll find our Future of TV sector map as well as the categorical breakdown of the sector.

Future of TV Sector Map
Future of TV Sector Map

Video Consumption Platforms: Video Consumption Platforms 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.

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.

Content 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.

Content 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.

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

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.

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

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

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).

Venture Scanner enables corporations to research, identify, and connect with the most innovative technologies and companies. We do this through a unique combination of our data, technology, and expert analysts. If you have any questions, reach out to info@venturescanner.com.

Which Future Of TV Category is Most Mature?

The following infographic summarizes our Future Of TV sector by median age of each category. The Content Management category has the highest median age at 9 years, followed by Video Infrastructure at 8.5 years. Each category in our Future Of TV scan was created by our dedicated team of analysts who specialize in helping you understand the complex startup ecosystem. We are currently tracking over 647 companies in 11 categories across 30 countries, with a total of $13.4 Billion in funding. To see the full list of 647 Future Of TV companies, contact us using the form on www.venturescanner.com.

Future Of TV Median Age
Future Of TV Median Age Graph

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Average Funding Per Future Of TV Category

The following infographic summarizes the average funding for each Future Of TV category to show which Future Of TV categories are the best funded. Please note that this data is based only on Future Of TV companies that have publicly available funding data. We are currently tracking over 647 companies in 11 categories across 30 countries, with a total of $13.4 Billion in funding. To see the full list of 617 Future Of TV companies, contact us using the form on www.venturescanner.com.

Future Of TV Average Funding
Future Of TV Average Funding Graph

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Venture Investing in Future of TV

The following infographic compares total venture funding in Future of TV to the number of companies in each category. Which Future of TV categories do you think have the most traction and potential for growth? At Venture Scanner, we are currently tracking over 606 Future of TV companies in 11 categories across 39 countries, with a total of $13.1 Billion in funding. To see the full list of 606 Future of TV companies, contact us using the form onwww.venturescanner.com.

Venture Funding in Future of TV
Venture Funding in Future of TV

Venture Scanner enables corporations to research, identify, and connect with the most innovative technologies and companies. We do this through a unique combination of our data, technology, and expert analysts. If you have any questions, reach out toinfo@venturescanner.com.