According to iiMedia Research, Chinese MCN market has expanded rapidly in recent years. In 2020, the epidemic has driven the online economy. The MCN market has exceeded 20 billion yuan, and in 2021, the market has exceeded 33 billion yuan. With the popularity of online Red economy and the rapid development of short video, live broadcast and other forms, MCN dividends are still obvious, entrants explode, and live broadcast content is diversified. In addition to the online anchor and business operators, the star vertical KOL, enterprises and plain people participated in the live broadcast, which greatly enriched the anchor group and broke the limitations of the live broadcast content. This can not only increase traffic, but also enrich the revenue mode of MCN institutions. In the future, driven by VR, CG and other technologies, the commercial value of virtual idol is constantly being tapped. Virtual idol anchor can help MCN institutions further release their potential, which not only enriches the realization mode of MCN institutions, but also promotes the continuous development of MCN institutions towards more refinement and diversified operation modes.
iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，预计2020年MCN市场规模将达到245亿元，并且预计2020年MCN机构数量将达到28000家，平均同比增速大于100%，MCN机构数量迅速增加，内容产业入局者越来越多，行业竞争将进一步加剧。另外，iiMedia Research(艾媒咨询)数据显示，在地域方面，56.3%中国MCN机构分布在一线城市;在KOL带货转化方面，明星、直播平台主播和短视频网红带货转化率在80.0%以上，UP主和微博大V带货在70.0%以上。艾媒咨询分析师认为，明星、直播平台主播和短视频网红带货能力较强，能够为机构和平台带来较大价值，将是MCN重点关注和培养的KOL。未来，MCN机构将打破发展边界，通过去MCN化解决模式困境，增强盈利能力，直播电商将成为其发展的重要方向，机构将吸引更多明星/网红带货宣传。
As the data of iiMedia Research showed, it is estimated that the market scale of MCN will reach 24.5 billion yuan in 2020, and the number of MCN institutions will reach 28000 in 2020, with an average year-on-year growth rate of more than 100%. The number of MCN institutions will increase rapidly, more and more people will enter the content industry, and the industry competition will be further intensified. In addition, according to the data of iiMedia Research, 56.3% of China's MCN institutions are located in the first tier cities in terms of regions; in terms of KOL's delivery conversion, the conversion rate of stars, live platform hosts and short video network red tape calls is more than 80.0%, and that of up hosts and microblog big V-belts is more than 70.0%. iiMedia Research consulting analysts believe that stars, live broadcast platform hosts and short video network have strong red tape capabilities, which can bring greater value to institutions and platforms, and will be the KOL that MCN focuses on and cultivates. In the future, MCN institutions will break the development boundary, solve the dilemma of the model through de MCN, and enhance the profitability. Live e-commerce will become an important direction of its development, and the institutions will attract more stars / online red tape publicity.
With the continuous innovation of the online live broadcasting industry, each subdivided field has maintained a stable trend, and the live broadcasting service has developed in a fine and vertical way, including pan entertainment live broadcasting, e-commerce live broadcasting, enterprise live broadcasting and other fields, which have attracted a wider range of user groups. According to iimedia research, China's online live broadcasting users will reach 635 million in 2021. In the second half of the development of the Internet, with the layout of the Internet platform and the development of vertical applications, the live broadcasting industry will usher in more application scenarios, and the scale of potential users will show an upward trend.(“iiMedia Report | 2021 Q3 Research Report on Chinese Online Live Streaming Industry”full version has 44 pages in total, which can be downloaded by clicking the report Download button at the bottom of the article)
Under the influence of the development of mobile Internet technology, the changing needs of users and the emergence of various new online audio-visual formats, the core of artists has been further expanded, and celebrities, online celebrities and virtual idols have emerged one after another, and gradually to the diversification of the direction of development, the artist market competition is more intense. According to the data, China's talent brokerage market will reach 100 billion yuan in 2020, with an average annual growth rate of 30% over the next five years.
In the first three quarters of 2020, the value added of high tech manufacturing above scale increased by 5.9 percent, the value added of equipment manufacturing increased by 4.7 percent, and investment in high tech increased by 9.1 percent and 2.8 percentage points. In the first three quarters, the online retail sales of physical goods increased by 15.3% year-on-year, one percentage point faster than in the first half of the year, and accounted for 24.3% of the total retail sales of social consumer goods. Under the impact of the epidemic, the momentum of industrial transformation and development has accelerated significantly, the new momentum represented by the Internet economy has grown against the trend, and new business forms and new models such as online shopping and live streaming of goods have continued to heat up, the emerging demand for online work, long-distance consultation and online education is very strong, and industries that are just in need, such as mothers and babies, old-age care and medical beauty, are also bursting out with new vitality in the epidemic with the help of new marketing models, it has played an active role in promoting the prevention and control of epidemic situation, ensuring the livelihood of residents and promoting economic growth.
From the middle of October, with the approach of online Shopping Festival "double 11" , major platforms are competing to open a variety of warm-up activities, live e-commerce network fever gradually pick up. In October 2020,24.909 billion views were viewed by direct-broadcast merchants, up 1.48 percent year-on-year. Of the 114,400 anchorpersons on-air, store anchorpersons still accounted for the largest share, the number of "the voice" hosts dropped from 6,900 in August to 4,900 in October, accounting for 33 percent of the total. Ai Media consulting analysts believe that with the direct broadcast e-commerce is no longer just extensive low-price promotions, but gradually move to the vertical and refined, the direct broadcast e-commerce industry will gradually move to the direction of standardization.
Live e-commerce provides unique value and has endogenous growth ability because it brings people a kind of professional shopping guide experience, saves the shopping cost of users, conforms to the downward trend of consumption and saves the customer acquisition cost of some businesses. China's live e-commerce industry started in 2016 when e-commerce platforms explored new business models. From 2019, the market grew rapidly. As the data of iiMedia Research showed,the market scale of China's live e-commerce reached 433.8 billion yuan in 2019, an increase of 226.2% compared with that in 2018. It is estimated that the market size will reach 1201.2 billion yuan by 2021. On the whole, the users of live e-commerce are rational. The main reasons why users choose to shop with live e-commerce are the time and amount limit(50.8%), the high cost performance ratio (48.3%) and the products I need (46.7%). The most important reason for consumers to return goods is the bad quality of goods, accounting for 43.3%. The delayed delivery and poor after-sales service are also important reasons for the return of goods, accounting for 22.5% and 18.3% respectively. Therefore, supply chain management ability and team operation ability constitute the core competitiveness of live e-commerce platform. In addition, with the development of live e-commerce, C2M mode will benefit the head enterprises with supply chain, and the live e-commerce will drive the growth of white brand commodity market with high cost performance, thus enabling the real economy.