Category archives for: Consumer Behaviour

Digital content set for $14bn revenues


Findings from global hi-tech specialist Juniper Research indicate that content paid for via carrier billing will provide operators with more than $14 billion in revenues over the next five years. The new research suite, Digital Content Business Models: OTT & Operator Strategies 2015-2019, argues that growth will be fuelled by

iPlayer sets weekly request record in Feb


BBC iPlayer had its biggest week ever beginning on February 16th, when audiences wanted to catch up on the 30th anniversary episodes of EastEnders, with 75 million requests. Total requests for the month were at 299 million, making it a successful month given that February is three days shorter than January (which saw 343 million requests). There were an average […]

Ofcom reveals VoD regulation perceptions

Ofcom has published research into UK viewers’ perceptions of content standards for on-demand and online content. The research covers the full range of content available on-demand and online – from ‘catch up’ TV services such as the BBC iPlayer to user generated videos on YouTube, and subscription services, such as Netflix. On-demand and online content is widely viewed in the […]

Big Data to unlock the future of TV

The role of Big Data in the TV world is causing ripple effects around the industry. Companies are offering more subscription-based and registration services and collecting vast amounts of data about audiences and users. However most of the potential is still going unused. These are some of the key findings in a new paper from

Children prefer catch-up, YouTube to linear TV


Children aged five to 16 spend an average of six and a half hours a day in front of a screen compared with around three hours in 1995, according to market research firm Childwise. Screen time is made up of time spent watching TV, playing games consoles, using a mobile, computer or tablet. The Connected Kids report has collated data […]

75% abandon poor streaming within 4min

Conviva, a specialist in OTT video experience optimisation, has released the findings of its inaugural report, which found that stream interruptions, inadequate picture fidelity and other poor streaming experience issues prompt nearly three-quarters of all OTT video viewers to give up in the first four minutes of playback. The report reveals the steep challenges OTT service providers, ISPs and CDNs […]

Adobe: TV Everywhere surges 400%


Authenticated video usage has surged 467 per cent over a 24-month period, according to Adobe’s latest report on US digital video trends. Sports continue to dominate TV Everywhere (TVE) use

Report: Cord-cutting could get worse

Analysis from MoffettNathanson asks the all-important question as to the position of US cable & satellite if so-called ‘cord-cutting’ turns out to be actually worse than expected. MN reports that the last 3 months have seen a flurry of

Home buyers hate slow broadband

Nearly half (42 per cent) of UK broadband customers would think twice about purchasing a property if it had poor broadband, according to a survey of 2,000 UK broadband customers by telecoms advice site In addition, one third

Australia: 92% TV viewing linear broadcast


The latest Australian Multi-Screen Report, covering the fourth quarter of calendar 2014, reveals viewing of video content on Internet-connected mobile devices has grown year-on-year though it remains small relative to the time Australians spend watching broadcast television on in-home TV sets. Technology in Autralian homes Household take-up of

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