According to a new technical market research report, “Global Markets for Entertainment Technologies” from BCC Research, the global market for entertainment technology was worth $57.3 billion in 2006. This is expected to increase to $66.9 billion in 2008, and by 2013 the market should be worth $83.3 billion, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5 percent.
The market is divided into entertainment technology devices and programmed entertainment technology. Entertainment technology devices include technology toys and gadgets, home theater systems, multifunctional personal devices, consumer imaging technology, in-vehicle entertainment systems and out-of-home entertainment technology. Programmed entertainment technology includes television and online entertainment and fixed media entertainment.¹