A comprehensive analysis of the CDN provisioning segment from 2002 through 2006 with forecasts for 2006, with a special section on UGV bandwidth pricing, media player format share and historical market share estimates for the major CDNs by content category (audio and video).
- A detailed analysis of gigabytes transferred pricing and market valuation models compared with 95th percentile pricing models, and why the latter has been the choice of the majority of UGV sites and networks in 2006
- A site by site analysis of the emergence of Flash in content streaming in 2006, with analysis revealing a 21.9% share of the media player market compared to 50.8% for Windows Media and Real Networks at 9.3%
- Bandwidth prices for streaming media (audio and video) have continued to decline over the past four years
- The market value (a.k.a. commercial market value) for streaming media in the media and entertainment content segments has been growing at robust double-digit rates over the past four years
- The market is worth an estimated $600 million in 2006, including direct bandwidth accounts that do not go through a CDN specialist for distribution (i.e. Yahoo, AOL and Real Networks)
- Since 2002, the market has invested $1.65 billion dollars to deliver streaming media (that excludes storage, hosting, applications layering)