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US adults watch over 5 hours of video per day

A study by eMarketer has shown that US adults will spend on average 5 hours, 31 minutes watching video each day this year. The driving force behind the growth is digital video, especially on mobile and tablet. The study included television watching, which took up the majority of the time, but is slightly on the decline as digital video rises. […]

TV targets millennials with pricing, multiscreen

The evolution of digital devices and social channels has made it essential for brands to create real-time content and deliver it with impact.   An MPP Global poll shows that the majority (60 per cent) of TV operators and broadcasters believe that pricing, models and multiscreen are the top strategic priorities for targeting millennials, closely followed by 20 per cent […]

Accenture: Traditional TV on the wane

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The television’s popularity as the go-to entertainment device may be ending, according to ‘Digital Video and the Connected Consumer’, a research report from Accenture. The television was the only product category to see uniform, double-digit usage declines across different types of media worldwide among viewers of nearly all ages. It is rapidly being replaced as consumers turn to a combination […]

Barclays: Mobile spending to top £53bn a year by 2024

Consumers are set to spend £53.6 billion (€73.3bn) a year using their smartphones and tablets by 2024, compared with the £9.7 billion spent today, according to new research by Barclays. Sales resulting from mobile channels can be split into two: direct sales transacted on a mobile device, and indirect sales influenced by the mobile channel – such as when a […]

Average UK home owns 7.4 connected devices

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The average UK household now owns 7.4 connected devices, with four out of 10 households buying a tablet in the last year, according to YouGov. Smartphones are the most common Internet-enabled device, at 1.7 per household, followed by laptops (1.3) and tablets (1.2), a YouGov poll of more than 2,000 consumers found. Seven out of 10

Motive launches TabletTV Europe

Motive Television, the technology provider to broadcasters and pay television operators, has released today TabletTV Europe (TTV Europe) following its approval by the Apple App store.  The new app is available presently to UK TabletTV users as a free download and will use the same DVB-T mains and portable tuners as TabletTV UK. TabletTV Europe will enable broadcast TV viewing […]

Amazon Prime on Android tablets

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Amazon Prime Instant Video is now available for Android tablets via a native app.  The free app gives users access to the platform’s streaming library and includes the same core features as the Android smartphone edition. Amazon’s X-Ray service, which displays supplemental information from IMDb on screen during playback, is included on the Android tablet app.  The Prime Instant Video […]

Lord Puttnam urges windowing rethink

Renowned film-maker Lord Puttnam has called for a European digital single market that retains scope for territorial licensing to boost cultural diversity and consumer choice and warned against an inflexible approach to release windows. Puttnam, President of Film Distributors’ Association (FDA), made his comments during a keynote address at an FDA event for the UK film industry in London. Puttnam […]

Children prefer catch-up, YouTube to linear TV

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Children aged five to 16 spend an average of six and a half hours a day in front of a screen compared with around three hours in 1995, according to market research firm Childwise. Screen time is made up of time spent watching TV, playing games consoles, using a mobile, computer or tablet. The Connected Kids report has collated data […]

Adobe: TV Everywhere surges 400%

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Authenticated video usage has surged 467 per cent over a 24-month period, according to Adobe’s latest report on US digital video trends. Sports continue to dominate TV Everywhere (TVE) use

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