CABA Information Series
IS-2004-43: Are You Ready for the Audience of One?
Home media networks (HMNs) are poised for explosive growth and will radically alter the home entertainment market, making the consumer an “audience of one” for on-demand digital multimedia content. This paper, from Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. discusses the business prospects for home media networks supporting video, audio, digital photography, and gaming. Distributed media centers, including storage outside the house are presented. Advertisers will be challenged by consumers spending time viewing digital photos and listening to music rather than watching TV with commercials.