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4K TV set shipments up 700%

The worldwide television market is forecast to grow to 234 million units in 2014, representing a 3 per cent growth from 2013, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting. However, 2014 is projected to see a 4 per cent fall in trade value to $97 billion, reflecting a decline in average retail prices from $652 to $608. “The anticipated […]

Majority of US ISPs offer lower-speed service

Research from the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) of the US Department of Commerce – Competition Among U.S. Broadband Service Providers – has found that more service providers offer lower-speed than higher-speed service. Noting that more than one quarter of American homes have not adopted Internet service, with many citing cost as their primary reason and that market competition can […]

NAS sales to grow 45% this year

The external hard disk drive market in EMEA is experiencing turbulent times, with NAS sales pushing forward and performing in a difficult market, according to the latest quarterly external HDD report from Futuresource Consulting. “Across the EMEA region – where we track 17 countries – we’ve seen NAS sales hit a growth spurt,” says Mats Larsson, Senior Market Analyst at […]

Holiday movie piracy tracking from CEG TEK

Content and asset protection solutions specialist CEG TEK International has introduced its Holiday Piracy Portal located at www.cegtek.com/holiday. According to COO Kyle Reed, the Portal is designed to provide peer-to-peer (P2P) download demand data across BitTorrent users worldwide including geolocation metrics and interactive mapping features. Of the 41 films tracked, Home Alone remains number one with over 35,000 unique peers […]

Rightscorp: Piracy not declining

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Findings from Rightscorp, a provider of monetisation services for artists and holders of copyrighted intellectual property (IP), suggest that content piracy is in fact not declining and is still a very serious ongoing threat to copyright owners, Rightscorp’s Chief Executive Officer Christopher Sabec and President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Steele presented key market findings at the 5th Annual Content […]

Akamai: “Critical inflection point for CDNs”

Akamai Technologies, a provider of cloud services, has released a report in which online video professionals in North America and Europe share insights about how their organisations leverage content delivery networks (CDNs), as well as how they consume content both personally and professionally. The report found that industry experts, engineers and executives who prefer an array of primary devices to […]

SVoD market bigger than DVDs in 2015

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The shift from physical discs to digital video is now clear from both time spent with the media and revenue generated by them, according to Colin Dixon at nScreenMedia, who has analysed recent reporting trends. According to Nielsen there are still 139 million people that use a DVD or Blu-Ray player in the US, and household penetration of the devices […]

More than half of TVs sold are now smart

After five years of continuous decline, research from Mintel reveals that the TV market has recorded growth in value for the first time since 2009. Boosted by the impact of the FIFA World Cup, Mintel expects that the UK televisions market will return to growth by the end of 2014, with sales of televisions forecast to increase by 1 per […]

Netflix set for 30% US subs growth decline

As 2014 comes to a close, Strategy Analytics thoughts begin to turn towards the trends and events that will shape the digital media landscape in the coming year. In a new report, Top Ten Digital Media Predictions for 2015, Strategy Analytics Digital Media Strategies (DMS) service highlights the trends and events that will shape OTT video, cloud gaming, digital music, […]

UltraViolet hits 20m accounts

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As 2014 draws to a close, digital content ownership ecosystem UltraViolet has revealed that the year saw significant milestones for consumer and industry adoption being achieved, allowing it to solidifying its integral position in the Home Entertainment landscape. As of December 2014, UltraViolet attracted more than 20 million consumer accounts, with over 100 million rights. It also amassed more than […]

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