Deloitte predicts that in 2014 the measurement of domestic television program viewing should become more accurate in a number of countries, including Germany and the UK, because of the introduction of hybrid measurement.
Broadcast sports rights
Deloitte predicts that in 2014 the value of premium sports broadcast rights worldwide will increase by 14 percent to $24.2 billion. This increase will be driven by new agreements with certain top tier European domestic football (soccer) leagues and major North American sports leagues.
Doubling up on pay-TV
Deloitte predicts that by the end of 2014 up to 50 million homes around the world will have two or more separate pay-television subscriptions. A further ten million homes will receive premium programming as part of their subscription to another service, such as broadband.
Performance rights lift recorded music revenues
In 2014 Deloitte predicts that revenues from performance rights, a license payable for the right to play music to the public, should exceed one billion dollars for the first time. For the $16 billion recorded music industry, this represents a significant source of revenue.
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