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Research: à la carte future of entertainment

According to research from content protection and revenue assurance specialist Irdeto, many consumers would consider changing their primary TV service to an à la carte model to avoid paying for bundles which include channels they don’t watch. The research reinforces a growing consumer trend and reveals that 42 per cent of UK consumers, 46 per cent in Australia, 54 per […]

Spain: Pay-TV ARPU falls 6.3%

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Spanish households spent 6.3 per cent less on pay-TV in 2014 with an ARPU of €25.6 against €30 in 2013 and €29 in 2012. The latest figures from Ontsi, the Spanish Observatory of Telecommunications reveal that in the last quarter of 2014, households spent €253 million on pay-TV, down €159 million the same period last year with a year-on-year fall […]

Study: Personalisation key to TV future

As the TV and video market continues to evolve, recommendation and discovery solutions must dynamically respond to changing consumer patterns. Content recommendation systems must take in to account the full range of consumer experiences, as well as be informed by content business rules and financial goals in order to be successful. These are some of the findings from nScreenMedia’s latest […]

Internet will use all UK’s power supply by 2035

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The UK could be forced to introduce Internet rationing, following warnings it could consume the nation’s entire power supply within 20 years. Experts say the UK is close to “filling up” its network of optical fibres, with the demands of video-streaming websites like YouTube, iPlayer and Netflix putting an unprecedented strain on communications infrastructure. Industry figures will be meeting at […]

Advertising profits fuel copyright infringing websites

Findings from online rights protection firm Incopro indicate that 88 per cent of the most popular websites used to obtain infringing copyright content use advertising as a key source of funding. The report – Revenue sources for websites making available copyright content without consent in the EU – analysed the top 250 websites used in each of the five key […]

EU box office numbers up

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Based on provisional data the European Audiovisual Observatory estimates that gross box office takings in the 28 EU Member States increased marginally to €6.32 billion in 2014, up €40 million on 2103. This is 0.6 per cent higher than the previous year but still represents the second lowest level in the past five years. As in 2013 GBO growth was […]

Peter Kay sets iPlayer record

Comedian Peter Kay’s new sitcom Car Share attracted 5.7 million viewers on BBC1 on April 29th as well as breaking iPlayer records. Despite already pulling in 1 mlllion requests for the first episode on iPlayer, the show still pulled in an impressive 27 per cent audience share when the first episode aired on BBC1. Overall 2.8 million requests for the […]

More than half Brits ‘TV addicts’

Findings from UK DTT platform Freeview, commissioned to find out more about people’s relationship with TV, reveal that Britain is having a love affair with TV, though viewers stick within their comfort zone when it comes to picking what to watch. The report, National Obsession: our relationship with TV, found that more than half (52 per cent) of the nation […]

Market building for Windows tablets

Windows-based tablets continued to grab more market share from competitor-branded tablets by Apple and Google in the first quarter of 2015. Total Tablet shipments reached 51.8 million units in Q1 2015, down 9 per cent from 56.7 million in Q1 2014, according to preliminary data by Strategy Analytics’ Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies (TTS) service report. Report highlights include: – Windows […]

27% US homes own streaming device

Parks Associates research shows 27 per cent of US broadband households now own a streaming media device and nearly 90 per cent of these households have these devices connected to the Internet. The firm’s Q1 2015 consumer survey reveals more consumers bought a streaming media device than a Blu-ray player in the last 12 months and these devices have the […]

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