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Cord-cutting minimal in Western Europe

Despite signs of market maturity, cord-cutting is not expected to make much of an impact in Western Europe, according to a report from Digital TV Research. The Digital TV Western Europe Forecasts report (which covers 18 countries) states that pay TV penetration is expected to grow from 56.7 per cent at end-2014 to 60.4 per cent in 2020. In fact, […]

Samsung leads 4K market


Samsung’s curved screens have helped it take the World No 1 position in terms of flat-panel 4K/Ultra HDTV displays, according to market research from Display Search. Sales y-o-y are up a massive 350 per cent on Q1 2014. In the first three months of the year, Samsung supplied 28.8 per cent of all Ultra-HD panels sold globally, up 8.9 percentage […]

Middle-East pay-TV boom

IHS, the market analysis specialist, has published key findings from its annual Middle East & North Africa Pay TV Market Monitor report. The report found that 2014 was another year of substantial growth for the pay-TV market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with pay-TV revenues jumping from €702 million in 2013 to €873 million in 2014. […]

Copyright industries significant contributor to Australian economy


A report from the Australian Copyright Council (ACC) on the Economic Contribution of Australian Copyright Industries 2002-2014 commissioned from PwC suggests that in the most recent year for which data was available (2014), copyright industries make a significant contribution to the Australian economy, with the sector: * Employing just over 1 million people (specifically, 1,000,167 people), which constituted 8.7 per […]

Streaming overtakes linear TV in US

According to Deloitte’s latest Digital Democracy Survey, Americans now prefer to stream TV content (53 per cent) rather than watch TV content live (45 per cent). The report also found that viewers aged 14 to 25 year olds watch more content on mobile devices than they do on actual TVs. Another trend increasing in popularity across all age groups is […]

US online ad revenue $49.5 Billion in 2014

Digital advertising revenues in the US rose to an all-time high of $49.5 billion in 2014, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report for the full-year, released today by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and prepared by PwC US. This figure represents a 16 per cent increase over 2013’s record-setting total of $42.8 billion – and marks the fifth […]

OTT subs up 32% by 2019

OTT subscriptions from providers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime will generate $31.6 billion by 2019, up from just under $8 billion in 2014, according to a report by Juniper Research. Continued growth in the established markets of West Europe and North America, along with the emergence of key OTT players in the Far East and Asia Pacific, will see […]

Broadband Forum compliant devices to grow 30%

According to a forecast by Ovum, the number of residential gateways, TV set-top boxes and other home broadband equipment in use that support the Broadband Forum’s TR-069 (CPE WAN Management Protocol) standard will reach 356 million in 2016, as a growing number of service providers embrace the management protocol to support burgeoning demand for ultrafast-broadband and smart-home services. The forecast […]

Netflix strong growth outside US


While Netflix’s international business has yet to turn a profit, the company has seen strong growth in its non-US markets thus far, according to research firm SNL Kagan. Netflix international paid subscribers totaled 16.8 million at the end of 2014. Netflix’s first international launch, Canada, also has the distinction of being its largest with about 30 per cent penetration of […]

East Africa TV penetration 23%

The five countries of the East African Community (EAC) had a total population of 146.89 million end-2014, with 33.61 million households and a TV household penetration rate of 23 per cent, according to research from Dataxis. Kenya is the most developed market in the region with 12.04 million households and a TV household penetration rate of 32 per cent. Uganda […]

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