Category archives for: Portable Media

Children’s TV viewing drifts towards paid-VoD


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 […]

Boeing to support Chinese mobile multimedia

US broadcast station owner New York Broadband has selected Boeing Satellite Systems International for negotiation of a contract to build a new high-powered L-band satellite that will support mobile multimedia services to China and other Asian markets planned by CMMB Vision of Hong Kong. New York Broadband (NYBB) recently acquired the AsiaStar satellite, located at 105 degrees East orbital, and […]

Third of viewers spend ad breaks online


UK marketing technology company, Rocket Fuel, studied the lift in ad impressions they saw on Christmas day during the ad breaks of the most popular TV shows of the day. The Coronation Street Christmas Day episode was the most popular commercial TV programme of the day with 6.41 million tuning. Rocket Fuel, utilising data provided by Teletrax, estimates there was […]

US mobile entertainment tops $9bn in 2014

Americans are now spending almost as much on smartphone and tablet entertainment as at the box office. In 2014, SNL Kagan estimates mobile entertainment generated $9.14 billion in revenue, fast approaching the roughly $10 billion per year the box office generates from ticket sales. The combined revenue from mobile games, video, music and location-based services (LBS) has grown at a […]

US home entertainment buoyant


Preliminary numbers from US trade body DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group’s 2014 Home Entertainment Report reveal home entertainment digital spending continued to rise in 2014; electronic sales and subscription on-demand were up in both the final quarter and full year, and that the total home media business is keeping pace with box office value. The home entertainment sector saw good […]

More à la carte services expected by 2020

As the technology world converges at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a survey from multiscreen, revenue assurance and media protection solutions specialist Irdeto finds that consumers expect to be using a mixture of à la carte Internet TV and pay-TV services by 2020 as they search for the optimal viewing experience. The research revealed

Shaun the Sheep champions copyright education

Pro-copyright consumer education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness and StudioCanal will launch an exclusive Shaun the Sheep trailer that sees Shaun and his flock championing the value of film across all formats, encouraging that these moments are worth paying for. The piece – part of the Trust’s ‘Moments Worth Paying For’ campaign – is only the second trailer […]

Digital boosts UK video spend

According to findings from the British Video Association, the UK video entertainment market is buoyant, with total spending just under £2.2 billion, similar to 2013. Digital continues to boost the video entertainment market with a 30 per cent growth in 2014. Consumers prefer to own their videos Buying videos to own and keep is overwhelmingly the preferred choice for consumers […]

Accenture: UHD sales could slow


The growth in sales of HD TVs and tablets could be set to slow as the market matures and consumers are become interested in new devices including wearable and smart home devices, according to Accenture. According to Accenture’s report, Engaging the Digital Consumer in the New Connected World, which polled 24,000 consumers in 24 countries, fewer people intend

DISH unveils Sling TV OTT

DISH Network subsidiary Sling TV has confirmed the anticipated launch of Sling TV, a live, over-the-top television service, to US customers nationwide in the first quarter of 2015. Sling TV will deliver live sports, lifestyle, family, news and information channels, VoD entertainment and the best of online video to broadband-connected devices at home and on-the-go. Priced at $20 per month, […]

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