Category archives for: Companion devices

Children’s TV viewing drifts towards paid-VoD

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The 2015 Childwise Monitor, an annual report looking at children’s media consumption, shows that the equipment mix is changing. Most children have their own computer or tablet, phone, games console and television – but console, television and to an extent, phone ownership, is falling. Tablet ownership continues to grow, although it’s slowing. The major tablet ownership increase is among younger […]

TF1 signs Monterosa’s LViS for interactivity

Monterosa the second screen specialist has signed an annual agreement with MYTF1, the digital platform of the French broadcaster TF1 which sees France’s largest commercial broadcaster adopt its LViS platform for live interactivity with entertainment and sports shows. Starting in January 2015, LViS will first be used on the national IQ test format QI : La France passe le test […]

Multi-platform Oz tennis from Seven

Australia’s Seven Network has launched its coverage of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne with the choice of live coverage of the tournament across two channels – Channel 7 and 7TWO – with the Channel 7 coverage switching to 7mate at 6pm for the hour of news and public affairs. The launch of the PLUS 7 HBBtv service on […]

Survey: Smart TV UIs a problem

Findings from Philips uWand, the intuitive camera-based direct pointing remote control technology specialist, have revealed that professionals in the consumer electronics industry recognise need for a better Smart TV experience, with few taking advantage of Smart TV’s potential, with the user experience to blame. uWand’s latest Smart TV Report shows a

Connected TV device ownership up 28% in US

Ownership of Connected TV devices (including smart TVs, smart blu-ray players, IP-enabled game consoles and digital media streamers) in the US grew 5 per cent quarter-on-quarter in Q3 2014 and 28 per cent year-on-year to reach 168 million units. Fuelled by a desire to watch video content delivered via the open Internet, the average US home now owns

Tablets to overtake laptops as 2nd screen

As on-demand video services such as Netflix and Amazon spend heavily to try and attract subscriptions, the latest official figures show that 88 per cent of TV in the UK continues to be watched live, as it is broadcast. And new research by IpsosMediaCT for Thinkbox has revealed the reasons why people choose live TV. They are:

Home ent device sales to boom

Findings from market research and business strategy services firm IE Market Research (IEMR) suggest that the connected home entertainment devices market is set for significant growth, with the Smart TV segment experiencing considerable growth in markets globally, increasing at a CAGR of 22.5 per cent.

EPIX premium TV app on Chromecast

Premium entertainment network EPIX is launching its EPIX app on Google Chromecast, the latest step in its continued leadership in the expansion of TV Everywhere. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on XBOX 360, PlayStation, iOS, Android tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku players. Authenticated subscribers will have streaming access to EPIX’s unmatched, on-demand mix of over 3,000 movies […]

Mobile bumps TV as America’s first screen

Mobile  analytics firm Flurry, owned by Yahoo, has found that time spent on mobile devices grew in the US by 9.3 per cent – from 2 hours and 42 minutes to 2 hours and 57 minutes – in the past nine months. That is almost 3 hours per day spent on mobile devices by the average American consumer, while time […]

TV advertising still king in CEEMEA

Research from Discovery Networks and the Future Foundation has revealed the power and resilience of television advertising with audiences in Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA), in a period which has seen a surge in ownership of connected devices, a rapid increase in time spent online and a trend towards multi-screen viewing across the region. In this context, […]

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