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Apple, Samsung no longer control tablet market

Market share for top two tablet vendors Apple and Samsung fell to 43 per cent as total shipment volume growth slowed to 6.6 per cent in 2014. According to two new Strategy Analytics’ Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies (TTS) reports, growth is likely to continue along this trajectory but leading tablet vendors cannot rely on inertia alone to hold market share […]

Google Play revenue to overtake Apple App Store in 2015

Strategy Analytics has released data points from its latest Mobile World Market Metrics report. The data reveals

70% of Spaniards watch TV via smartphones

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More and more Spaniards watch TV through their smartphones, in a country that leads the mobile penetration in Europe at a rate of 81 per cent. A report from Orange Mobile Exposure reveals that

Verimatrix secures Movistar TV multi-screen


Spanish telco Telefónica has deployed the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for IPTV from the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services to provide enhanced revenue security for its Movistar TV, part of the Fusión service which features the most complete and varied telecommunications services and television content offering in Spain. VCAS for IPTV […]

Simplestream launches Food Network app

Food lifestyle channel Food Network Food Network UK has partnered with multi-platform live streaming and catch-up TV service specialist Simplestream to develop and launch a bespoke streaming app and it is now available in the App Store and Google Play for both iOS and Android devices, respectively. The app allows viewers to watch Food Network UK’s high-quality lifestyle food programming, […]

UKTV Play launches on Android

UK media company UKTV has launched its TV application UKTV Play on Android. UKTV’s on demand service, which is already available on iOS, PC and YouView, gives viewers easy access to watch their favourite programmes from UKTV’s popular free-to-air channels, whenever and wherever they are. The free UKTV Play app offers a catalogue of hit shows from the UK’s most […]

Tablet shipments slow dramatically


According to preliminary data, total Tablet shipments reached 78.3 million units in Q4 2014, up 1 per cent from 77.2 million in Q4 2013. Apple further consolidated its global market share, due to anticipated seasonal shipments reaching a 27 per cent share of the Tablet market. The Strategy Analytics Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies (TTS) service report, Global Tablet OS Market […]

Second screens drive social TV market

The social TV experience takes television viewing one step ahead by allowing users to interact with other viewers while watching a regular broadcast programme. Opening up traditional television to the intriguing world of the Internet, social TV provides a new definition to the concept of socialising over TV, according to a report from GIA. Social TVs enables

Japan’s digital video market up 31%

Digital video has struggled to take hold in Japan, but is beginning to gain traction, achieving 31 per cent growth in 2014 to reach ¥81 billion ($670 million), according to the latest round of research from Futuresource Consulting. “Japan’s home video market is the second largest on the planet, surpassed only by the USA,” says Joanna Wright, Senior Market Analyst, […]

Oz home entertainment: Digital up, physical down


As the Australian home entertainment market awaits the March 2015 arrival of online entertainment streaming service Netflix to compete with existing players such as Stan, Quickflix and Presto, figures from the Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association (AHEDA) suggest the sector was worth A$1.115 billion in 2014, down from A$1.202 billion the previous year. Physical revenues were down by 10 per […]

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