With Apple’s announcement last week of its new 4K Apple TV, it reinforced its positioning in the market, which remains remarkably distinct from the other three major players competing for US buyers. So far, that strategy has seen it take fourth place in market share, something that seems unlikely to change going forward. Why is that? And does it matter?
Competition in the Smart TV Box Space
Jan Dawson is Founder and Chief Analyst at Jackdaw Research, a technology research and consulting firm focused on consumer technology. During his sixteen years as a technology analyst, Jan has covered everything from DSL to LTE, and from policy and regulation to smartphones and tablets. As such, he brings a unique perspective to the consumer technology space, pulling together insights on communications and content services, device hardware and software, and online services to provide big-picture market analysis and strategic advice to his clients. Jan has worked with many of the world’s largest operators, device and infrastructure vendors, online service providers and others to shape their strategies and help them understand the market. Prior to founding Jackdaw, Jan worked at Ovum for a number of years, most recently as Chief Telecoms Analyst, responsible for Ovum’s telecoms research agenda globally. View all posts by Jan Dawson