Category archives for: Portable Media

Global smartphones exceed 290m in Q2

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Mobile analyst firm Juniper Research estimates that the number of smartphone shipments reached over 290 million in Q2 2014, representing 26 per cent y-o-y growth and 2 per cent q-o-q growth. Both Apple and Samsung witnessed a decline in their global market share as other vendors including Huawei, LG and Lenovo made gains at their expense. Samsung accounted for 26 […]

RDK: The Real Thing?

RDK was ‘invented’ in America and is now expanding internationally with more service providers and vendors signing up. Is it the answer for a standardised approach to interactive and multiscreen service development? Will it deliver on increased innovation and speed to market? Or is it a one-size fits all approach to suit the biggest operators; will it squeeze SME suppliers […]

BBC’s record-breaking sporting summer

With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games currently under way, BBC Sport has reported record digital traffic driven by the major sporting events of the summer so far, including the World Cup, Wimbledon, British Grand Prix and The Open. BBC Sport’s biggest-ever month – with 77.5 million unique browsers in June, beating the previous record of 73.6 million set during the London […]

Half broadband users use video apps monthly

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A report from The Diffusion Group (TDG), Mobile Video Apps: User Dimensions, finds that 49 per cent of US adult broadband users engage some form of mobile video app at least once a month, with 17 per cent engaging weekly and 16 per cent daily. According to Michael Greeson, TDG President and author of the report, mobile video app engagement […]

CE revenues to hit $211bn this year

Driven in part by the skyrocketing sales of connected devices, revenues for the consumer electronics (CE) industry are projected to grow two per cent in 2014, reaching a record high of $211.3 billion, according to US Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts 2010-2015, the semi-annual industry report released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). CEA’s consensus forecast reflects US factory sales-to-dealers […]

Lionsgate, Comcast partner for multi-platform movie experience

Lionsgate and Comcast are expanding their partnership to create immersive multi-platform experiences for digital consumers, beginning with the launch of an app for the motion picture Divergent. With more than four hours of bonus features and interactive content, the Lionsgate-designed iOS app, which is free to every Divergent fan via the iTunes App Store, includes an authenticated premium experience available […]

Computers lose ground to Smart TVs, tablets for online viewing

Computers were the first devices used for watching TV online, and even today they remain the single most commonly used device for online viewing. However, research suggests that online viewing is beginning to shift away from computers and toward mobile devices and Smart TVs. According to the annual What’s TV Worth study from Hub Entertainment Research, 59 per cent of […]

Tablet apps processor revenue grew 30% in Q1

The global tablet applications processor market registered a 30 per cent year-over-year growth to reach $912 million in Q1 2014, according to Strategy Analytics. According to the report, Apple, Qualcomm, Intel, MediaTek and Samsung captured the top-five tablet applications processor spots in Q1 2014. Apple maintained its tablet applications processor lead with 30 percent revenue share, followed by Qualcomm with […]

NZ: Traditional media still prevail

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Research commissioned by NZ On Air – an independent government funding agency whose mission is to champion local content that engages, stimulates, and satisfies intended audiences – confirms the majority of New Zealanders are still consuming traditional broadcast media – linear television and live radio – every day. However music audiences and the young are leading the charge to digital […]

Connected devices reach 1bn, will be 2bn by 2020

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The global installed base of Connected TV devices (including Smart TVs, Games Consoles, Blu-ray Players, Digital Media Adapters and Set-Top Boxes) will double over the next 5 years exceeding 2 billion units by 2018  according to a Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices (CHD) service report. Other key findings from the report include: • IP connectivity is fast becoming ubiquitous as […]

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