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Half the world online by 2017


Over 50 per cent of the global population will have Internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2014 edition of the State of Broadband report. The report reveals that more than 40 per cent of the world’s people are already online, with the […]

Netflix to top 100m international subs

At last week’s CTAM Eurosummit in Copenhagen, Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, stated that the entertainment streaming service expected to achieve penetration of a third of homes seven years after launch. Extrapolating from this projection, Digital TV Research estimates that Netflix is aiming for 104 million international subscribers by 2020 – and this is just for the countries where it […]

Pay-TV penetration set to rise in India


There’s likely to be gradual acceleration of pay-TV penetration in India and leading to major growth over the next five years, according to a report from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) report compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers, unveiled on September 19th. According to the CII report, TV penetration in India is already at 60 per cent, but this is much lower […]

Mobile advertising revenues continue to boom

Deloitte, the business advisory firm and the AOP, has revealed that digital advertising revenues from UK publishers were up 9.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter in 2013. Revenue generated from mobile and tablet subscriptions and advertising were the fastest growing revenue stream for digital publishers, up by 69 per cent, from 60.8 […]

Study: Canadians love Netflix

Findings from Sandvine, a provider of intelligent broadband and network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, reveal that Netflix is the leading application in Canada, and on select networks, can account for between 30 per cent and 40 per cent of downstream traffic in the peak evening hours. The data was collected as part of Sandvine’s Global Internet Phenomena Program […]

Netflix to boost German video revenues to €7.4bn

Total consumer spend on video entertainment in Germany will increase by 2 per cent in 2014 to over €6.9 billion after 5 per cent growth in 2013, and is on course to reach a total of €7.4 billion by 2018, according to findings from research and knowledge-based consulting company Futuresource Consulting. This growth is primarily being driven by the continued […]

Nearly 1bn Connected TVs by 2020

The number of TV sets connected to the Internet will reach 965 million by 2020, up from 103 million at end-2010 and the 339 million expected at end-2014, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. Covering 51 countries, the Connected TV Forecasts report estimates

Economists: Anti-piracy measures could drive up costs

The changes proposed in the Australian government’s discussion paper on online copyright infringement have the potential to impose costs that greatly exceed their benefits, according to two of Australia’s leading economists. In a joint submission the Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper, Professor

CEA unveils new logos for 4K UHD displays

US trade body the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has unveiled new logos to designate 4K Ultra High-Definition TVs, monitors and projectors for the home that meet CEA’s voluntary core characteristics for 4K Ultra HD display products announced earlier this year. As devised by CEA’s Ultra HD Communications Working Group and approved without any objections by CEA’s Video Division Board, the […]

Mobile video viewing up 127%

As faster wireless networks are built around the globe to provide higher bandwidth for smart devices, mobile viewership continues to rise, notes premium video publishing, analytics and monetisation specialist Ooyala. Data in Ooyala’s Q2 2014 Global Video Index Report reveals that

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