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TV plays vital role in UK economy

TV plays vital role in UK economy

ITV, PACT, Channel 4 and BSkyB have jointly commissioned an independent report into the contribution made by the UK audiovisual industry to the economic growth and cultural success of the…

Brits turn to 3D for the Olympics

LG Electronics (LG), has revealed that over a third (37 per cent) of Brits say that the 2012 Olympics would tempt them to buy a 3D TV next year, with…

TV no longer ‘most-missed’ media for youngsters

Seventy-four per cent of all UK households now have the Internet at home according to Ofcom research, an increase of three percentage points from 2009.  And the amount of time…

30% of US pay homes risk cord cutting

30% of US pay homes risk cord cutting

Total US pay TV subscribers remained flat, growing by only some 148,000 during 2010, a 0.15 per cent annual growth rate, indicating no current trend toward video cord cutting/shaving, according…

New record for iPlayer live streaming

New record for iPlayer live streaming

March saw a new record for live streaming on BBC’s iPlayer for both TV and radio with 15 per cent of all requests for TV programmes being streamed live. In…

Tablets change how consumers engage with content

Tablets change how consumers engage with content

With more than 165 million tablets expected to ship over the next two years, tablets are growing in popularity and changing the way that we consume content. People are spending…

Consumers of all ages are going OTT

The majority of consumers of all ages in seven major markets around the world are choosing to watch video content over the Internet via their televisions, PCs, smartphones and other…

7% of pay-TV subs ponder cord cut

While only 1.4 per cent of US consumers have cut the cord in the last two years, 7 per cent of current pay-television subscribers are considering cancelling their service, according…

Cord cutting to accelerate in Canada

Cord cutting to accelerate in Canada

Watch for more Canadians to dump their traditional phone and TV subscriptions, says a new report from Toronto’s Convergence Consulting. Canadian telco residential wireline telephone line loss was 7 per…

3D TV falls flat with buyers in UK, US, Canada

3D TV falls flat with buyers in UK, US, Canada

Most Americans, Brits and Canadians are unlikely to purchase a 3D television any time soon, according to a recent Vision Critical poll. The online survey of representative national samples shows…