Deutsche Messe, the organisers of CeBIT 2008, has revealed the consumer entertainment trends for CeBIT this year.
“Digital entertainment is in greater demand than ever before,” commented Deutsche Messe in a press release. “The German association for consumer and communications electronics is predicting sales of more than 4.4 million flat panel television sets in Germany alone.”
“There is also a growing interest in ‘professional’ flat panel television sets which can be used, for example, as customer or visitor information systems at companies, airports, train stations, hotels or medical facilities.”
“Digital recorders and players which support the high-grade DVD formats Blu-ray and HD DVD will also be experiencing further growth in 2008. Annual growth for this product group is anticipated at 12.5 per cent through the year 2011. And the picture is similarly positive for digital set-top boxes used for high-resolution HD television.”
“Another new trend being highlighted at the new ‘Home & Mobile Solutions’ display sector at CeBIT involves digital connectivity. According to BITKOM, United States consumers are already spending eight billion dollars annually for networked consumer entertainment devices.”
Deutsche Messe has already announced a series of changes to this years event, which includes more products, new areas, a focus on green IT and a shorter running time. CeBIT 2008 takes place between the 4th and 9th March in Hannover.