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US pay-TV subs down 125K

The thirteen largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing some 95 per cent of the market – lost about 125,000 net video subscribers in 2014, according to the Leichtman Research Group. Annual net pay-TV losses in 2014 were comparable to 2013, when the same top pay-TV providers lost about 95,000 subscribers. The top thirteen pay-TV providers account for 95.2 […]

US accounts for over a third of global advertising

The global advertising market surpassed a half-trillion dollars in 2014 totaling $525 billion with the top 10 countries accounting for nearly three-quarters of global advertising spend, according to a report from Strategy Analytics entitled Global Advertising Market Forecast Outlook. The US alone accounted for over a third of global ad spend in 2014, 3.8 times higher than the second largest […]

App users regularly use 8 apps on mobiles

Parks Associates research released at Mobile World Congress shows app users regularly use nearly 8 apps on their smartphone and nearly 7 apps on their tablet. The average user spends 3.3 hours per week using social networking apps on a smartphone, while gaming and music apps score 2.7 and 2.6 hours per week, respectively. Fourteen per cent of smartphone users […]

Canada boosts digital content

2014 was a turning point for Canada’s digital-first media landscape, according to a report from the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA). The report, Content Everywhere (2): Securing Canada’s Place in the Digital Future, examines the emerging marketplace for English-language linear content created outside the traditional studio and broadcast system over the past four years. It also provides case studies to […]

3.7bn requests for French catch-up TV in 2014

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French catch-up TV consumption increased by 50 per cent in 2014 to 3.7 billion video requests (up from 2.5 billion in 2013). Last year, an average of 10.2 million videos were viewed each month compared to 6.8 million in 2013. Advertising revenues coming from catch-up TV services in 2014 hit

2014 record year for broadband equipment

Technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of IHS, has reported that worldwide spending on broadband aggregation equipment rose 9 per cent in 2014, to $8.2 billion, driven by robust sales of Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) equipment, particularly in China. Infonetics’ early edition PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation Equipment report contains

102m ‘connected things’ in Nordics by 2018

The Nordic region is in pole position to capture ‘Internet of Thing’ (IoT) opportunities, driving business innovation and improving quality of life across the region. A report by TeliaSonera and Arthur D. Little expects there will be close to four connected devices per person in the Nordics by 2018, totaling

Analytics help monetise online video

The increasing use of Internet protocol (IP) enabled devices has fuelled massive video consumption and, in turn, driven the need for online video analytics (OVA) solutions globally. Publishers, advertisers and service providers have come to the realisation that OVA solutions are essential to device effective strategies to monetise from targeted video services. Analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the […]

Connected TVs pass Blu-ray players for apps


Connected TVs have edged out Blu-ray Disc players to become the third most prominently owned device that delivers apps to TVs in the US. According to The NPD Group

Record requests for BBC iPlayer


BBC iPlayer has reported that January 2015 was its best month on record with 343 million requests – and at 264 million TV requests this was also BBC iPlayer’s best-ever month for TV viewing. Following the festive period, requests from mobiles and tablets increased to 48 per cent in January – their highest-ever level – driven by growth for both […]

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