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DEG: ‘Strong demand’ for 4K UHD TVs

Preliminary Q1 figures from US industry body DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group suggest that consumer spending on home entertainment was stable for the quarter compared to the year earlier period,…

SES carrying 23 UHD channels

SES says it is now carrying 23 Ultra HD channels across its fleet (up from 19 at December 31st). Fifteen of these channels are commercial. SES says it will increase…

Government to order “paid-for” iPlayer?

Government to order “paid-for” iPlayer?

The UK government could make the BBC trial a new paid-for service on the iPlayer. Culture secretary John Whittingdale signaled last month that the government would rush through legislation to…

Half of Westerners no interest in buying VR (yet)

Newzoo’s latest round of consumer research in 16 countries has investigated VR awareness and buying intentions. Across key countries in North America and Europe, an average of 11 per cent of…

4K STB market worth $3.65bn by 2024

The global 4K Set Top Box (STB) market size is expected to reach $3.65 billion (€3.2bn) by 2024, according to a report by Grand View Research. Increasing demand for 4K…

Amazon to boost original content spend

Amazon has reported strong growth in subscribers to its Prime loyalty programme (without revealing numbers), which offers one-hour delivery, original TV programming and access to its digital entertainment products such…

Streaming catalogues boost current shows

Streaming catalogues boost current shows

SymphonyAM, a data technology and research firm that passively measures integrated cross-media consumption, has revealed the findings from their report about the positive impact that streaming back seasons has on…

BBC Player for Asia market

BBC Worldwide has announced, at the Asia Pay TV Operators Summit (APOS) in Indonesia, the launch of BBC Player, a new authenticated multi-genre SVoD service that will allow viewers to…

Roku, Viacom partner for targeted ads

Roku, Viacom partner for targeted ads

Viacom and streaming platform specialist Roku are partnering to enable Viacom to utilise aggregated audience insights from Roku to deliver targeted advertising on the Roku platform. According to the pair,…

Al Jazeera expelled from Baghdad

Qatar-based Arab-language news channel Al Jazeera has had its operating licence revoked by Iraq’s media authorities, and its office and news bureau in Baghdad closed. Iraq has accused the channel…

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