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Portugal: 3.3m pay-TV subs

Portugal had about 3.3 million pay-TV subscribers at the end of September, a net addition of 46,500 on the second quarter (+1.4 per cent) and 132,000 (+4.2 per cent) more than in the same period in 2013. The pay-TV penetration rate stood at 55.6 per cent, according to data from the National Communications Authority (Anacom), The positive result was due […]

7 in 10 Netflix subs watch original programming


Netflix’s investment in original content seems to be paying off, according to marketing analytics firm Centris. A survey – Centris Evolution of Video Tracking – asking Netflix subscribers about their viewing of original programming since Q1 2014 reveals that seven in ten have watched at least some original programming. Social media buzz, including that around Emmy nominations and awards received, […]

Twitter: Second-screen users ‘meerkating’

TV viewers engaging with a second screen at the same time as watching broadcast television are ‘meerkating’, according to Dan Biddle, Head of Broadcast Partnerships at Twitter UK. Addressing a Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar on ‘TV and the second screen’, Biddle told delegates that the behaviour, whereby people repeatedly glance up from their companion device to the main TV […]

Majority of FTA Arab satellite TV channels still SD

The number of FTA satellite channels in the Arab World reached 762 channels by September 2014. The Arab Advisors Group researched and analysed the 762 channels that broadcast on Arabsat, Nilesat, Noorsat and Yahlive. Fully operational channels reached 724. The majority of the analysed FTA satellite channels broadcast in Standard Definition (SD), while 10.5 per cent broadcast in HD. The […]

High-end gateways and STBs crowding out broadband routers

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its latest Home Networking Devices report, which tracks broadband routers; residential gateways; STBs; multimedia over coax (MoCA) optical network terminals (ONTs); and HomePlug Powerline, MoCA coax-Ethernet, and HPNA/ adapters. “In the more mature broadband markets of North America and Western Europe, service providers are deploying higher-end gateways and set-top boxes with […]

Global TV shipments rebound, 4K sales accelerate


According to global market research and consulting firm DisplaySearch, global TV shipments, led by continued strong demand in North America, grew more than 4 per cent last quarter, after several quarters of weak growth. LCD TV shipments alone rose nearly 9 per cent, according to the latest findings in the Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, produced by DisplaySearch, […]

Streaming media devices popular for Xmas


Analysis from Parks Associates predicts connected entertainment devices, including game consoles and streaming media devices, will be the most popular gifts for the holiday season. Among connected CE devices acquired in 2014, 37 per cent of smart watches, 25 per cent of streaming media devices (including players like the Roku 3 and sticks like the Google Chromecast), and 20 per cent […]

Spain: Smart TV take-up boosts pay-TV content

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The expansion of Smart TVs is driving the increase in the consumption of pay-TV content amongst Spaniards. This is one of the main conclusions from a report by Samsung and The Cocktail Analysis which reveals that in families with children the consumption of VoD and OTT services through their Smart TVs is significantly growing in a country traditionally unwilling to […]

Large-screen TV sales up 48%

Sales research specialist GfK says the UK market for large TV displays (50″+) has managed “strong sales” in the past year, with October sales up 48 per cent on October last year.  However, total TV sales fell back 1 per cent in value overall, and 32”-42” sales fell by 11 per cent in value terms. Consumer electronics (excluding games consoles) […]

BitTorrent: ‘Our users buy more content’


A study of 2,500 BitTorrent users asking them about content purchases and choices, creativity, and the role of music and film in their daily lives has revealed them to be a thriving community of people that care about the arts and multimedia experiences.

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