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Author: Ed Sanchez
Publication Date: May 24 2018
Pages: 45
Report Type: Report, Word
Infotainment and Telematics

In-Car Audio and Radio: Broadcasters Face Growing Streaming Threat

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Report Summary:

The traditional distinction between AM and FM is becoming increasingly irrelevant, as listeners are moving in significant numbers to online streaming platforms. Although broadcasters have struggled to adapt to the transition to digital, it is no longer a question of whether content producers and companies are part of the digital audio transition, but to what extent. The car remains the most ubiquitous placement and use of traditional terrestrial radio, and traditional broadcasters last, best hope at countering the growing competition from streaming services.
Table of Contents

1.    Executive Summary
2.    Major Market Developments

  2.1    iHeartMedia Bankruptcy 
  2.2    RadioDNS Certification for DTS 
  2.3    Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Announcement 
  2.4    Sony Majority Acquisition of EMI  
  2.5    Visible Unlimited Data Service  
  2.6    Gracenote Apple CarPlay Integration  
  2.7    Radioplayer  
  2.8    Pocket Casts Acquired by Consortium of NPR Stations 
   2.8.1    Spotify NPR Podcast Partnership 
3.    Streaming Services  
  3.1    Apple Music  
  3.2    Amazon Music  
   3.2.1    Muse Auto Smart Microphone  
  3.3    Google Play Music/YouTube Music Premium  
  3.4    iHeart Radio App 
  3.5    Pandora  
  3.6    Spotify  
  3.7    TuneIn  
4.    Satellite Radio  
  4.1    SiriusXM  
5.    Processors  
  5.1    Analog Devices  
  5.2    DSP Group  
  5.3    NXP   
  5.4    Silicon Labs  
6.    Shipments  
  6.1    Radio Shipments by Type  
  6.2    Smartphone Projection  
  6.3    4G LTE/5G Shipments  
7.    Consumer Audio Preferences  
  7.1    AM/FM Usage  
  7.2    Internet Radio Preferences  
8.    Data Usage – Last Barrier for the Streaming Steamroller?  
  8.1    Sample Unlimited Data Plans by OEM  
  8.2    Data Usage by Streaming Service  
  8.3    Data Usage in 50 Hours/Month Scenario  
9.    Streaming Integration in the Car  
  9.1    Cadillac Spotify Integration  
  9.2    Mercedes-Benz Tidal Integration  
  9.3    Hyundai/Genesis SoundHound Integration  
  9.4    SEAT Shazam Integration  
10.    Radio in China  
  10.1    Streaming Audio Services in China  
   10.1.1    Support for Streaming Apps, Baidu CarLife  
   10.1.2    State Oversight and Crackdowns in China  
11.    Audience Measurement  
  11.1    Drive Time Metrics  
12.    Infotainment OS Developments 
  12.1    Volvo Integration of Android P as Infotainment OS  
  12.2    Potential Vulnerabilities with Voice Assistants  
13.    Conclusions  

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