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UHD panel market $30bn by 2020

According to a report from Transparency Market Research, the market for ultra-high definition (UHD) panels globally is estimated to reach $30.4 billion by 2020. In terms of volume sale, the market for UHD panels is expected to reach 5.7 million units by 2020, at a CAGR of 9.2 per cent from 2014 to 2020. Factors such as increasing use of […]

Huge rise in India’s ‘inactive’ DTH subs

India is frequently cited for its huge – and growing – DTH subscriber numbers of a combined 70.33 million. But a report from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) tells a different story. TRAI says that the total number of inactive subscribers grew by 5.99 per cent (q-o-q, and during the July-Sept 2014 period). This growth takes the total […]

Cabsat deals dominate European media M&A

According to new PwC analysis of M&A deals across the European entertainment and media industry in 2014, the rebound in deals value since the post financial crisis trough has been far more marked than the recovery in deal volumes. Aggregate media deal value in 2013 and 2014 was three times the annual levels of 2010-2012 – an increase that reflects […]

Connected TV take-up driven by SVoD

Futuresource Consulting’s latest wave of  Living with Digital consumer research highlights the continued shift in entertainment behaviour amongst respondents. One key trend is the emergence of TV as an increasingly connected device, either directly on the connected TV or through ancillary devices such as digital media adaptors (DMA) or connected set-top-boxes, both of which have emerged as very important devices. […]

61% of UK adults receive pay-TV


Ofcom has published its annual reports into the consumer experience of the fixed and mobile, Internet and digital broadcasting markets. Around half of all UK adults access multichannel television at home through Freeview, with 34 per cent only using Freeview. This compares to 30 per cent only using satellite and 14 per cent only using cable. Just over six in […]

Ads pay for £187 of media per household

Advertising provides £187 (€251) worth of media, culture and sport to each UK household every year, according to a report commissioned by the Advertising Association. The research, conducted by Deloitte, claims that without advertising, much of the UK’s media, culture and sport would be “unsustainable”. The report examined advertising on television, radio, online services, newspapers and magazines. Between them the […]

Australians increasingly connecting TVs


One in eight Australian households now have a Smart TV – almost a sixfold increase over the last four years, data from Roy Morgan Research shows. 1.125 million homes now contain at least one television with an inbuilt Internet connection, from brands including Panasonic, LG, Sony and Samsung. But as well as Smart TVs, there are now

Six pay-TV UHD broadcasters by end-2015


A major study on 4K/Ultra-HD broadcasting published by UK-based digital TV and Media Consulting firm FairmileWest and written by specialist consultant Nick Russell, says that “at least 6 major Pay-TV broadcast operators will launch UHD services in the second-half of this year”. The study continues, saying that notwithstanding the technology challenges facing the UHD sector (higher transmission frame-rates in particular […]

Super Bowl driving 4K sales

All the evidence shows that 4K display sales are being helped by this coming weekend’s Super Bowl, despite no broadcaster actually transmitting the game in Ultra-HD. BestBuy, a leading US electrical retailer, says

Booming sports costs worry broadcasters

Multichannel operators have been suffering a decline in margin on video for years, in large part as a result to the rapidly escalating cost of sports, according to SNL Kagan, who note that there are other factors at play such as retransmission consent payments and the expanding size of the bundle. The research firm took a “deep dive” into the […]

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