Content provider is a company or website which is involved in distribution of online contents such a music, files, videos and blogs; available to users in a range of formats such as transcripts and videos. Online content industry is segmented into two divisions: the delivery of content and the delivery of technology required to help internet users to read that content.
As internet has become a vital part of our life, it has also given rise to companies which provide content online. Content providers have tapped the opportunities that surfaced in the sector due to rise in use of internet, such as cable connections, DSL, and set-top boxes, to provide information & entertainment.
Various types of internet content providers are present in the industry, which include news sites, which provide information and commentary on current issues; video streaming companies, which provide online movies, TV shows and other video content. Content providers basically generate their revenues through advertising or by selling premium subscription.
Global content delivery network industry is anticipated to grow dynamically, majorly driven by use of rich media files across a range of sectors including media and entertainment, and also due to increasing broadband services, increasing internet penetration and demand for good quality video content. United States is the leading region in this market, followed by EU and Asia Pacific.
This market is expected to grow in future due to technological innovations, better network infrastructure, and new generation networks. Content providers will be further boosted by rising demand of new applications for mobile users, games, music, ringtones, and the usage of social networking sites such as Facebook, twitter, etc.
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