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More UHD TVs shipped in Q2 than all of 2013

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More Ultra-HD TV sets were shipped in Q2 2014 than shipped all year in 2013. According to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, 2.1 million sets were shipped in Q2, compared to 1.6 million in 2013. Brands introduced their 2014 model ranges in Q2, with a clear focus on Ultra-HD as the “must-have” consumer feature for high-end […]

BBC, CNN tieing for global news audiences

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Research from ComScore has revealed that the BBC’s global audience has grown by 30 per cent since 2012 to 73.4 million unique browsers – just 200,000 (0.27 per cent) short of CNN’s 73.6 million. The competition to claim the top spot in online news intensified in July as the BBC outpaced the market to overtake all other international rivals. The […]

20% Euro homes to be online subs

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The number of European homes paying a monthly subscription to receive VoD packages will climb from 1.78 million in 2010 (0.6 per cent of TV households) to 17.99 million by end-2014 (6.4 per cent) and onto 59.41 million in 2020 (20.7 per cent), according to a report from Digital TV Research. The European Online TV & Video report forecasts that […]

US digital media ad revenues to outgrow TV in 2017

Magna Global is forecasting US media owners advertising revenues to grow by 5.1 per cent this year, to $167 billion. This is a decrease from their previous forecast of 6 per cent (April mostly due to a lower estimate for incremental advertising spend generated by non-recurrent Political and Olympic (P&O) ad campaigns this year, and a softer-than-expected market in Q2. […]

Research encourages Tablet TV launch prospects

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Tablet TV is nearing its San Francisco-area beta launch in partnership with the KOFY-TV station, owned by Granite Broadcasting – and the timing looks to be ideal, according to new data from Frank N. Magid Associates, a research-based strategy consulting firm. There is extremely strong market

Europe 20% of all Netflix subs by 2015

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As Netflix rapidly expands across Europe, the company will see its international subscriptions jump from one-tenth to one-fifth of total subscriptions, according to new analysis from research firm IHS. “Over the next four years, growth rates will accelerate,” said the report’s author, Richard Broughton, director of broadband analysis at IHS Technology.

Pirated media assets diverting billions

Torrents

According to Tru Optik, a Big Data start-up that empowers enterprises with the leading indicators and insight needed better to identify and monetise audience and consumer demand, more than $275 billion of digital content was pirated through peer-to-peer networks during the first six months of 2014. In the company’s study

IPTV success in South Korea

IPTV-based TV services have now topped 120 million subscribers in South Korea, according to Korea’s Digital Media Industry Association (KDMIA).  KDMIA says the services had emerged as a new retail platform for visual content. Telco KT Corp is the largest player in the sector has over 5.48 million subscribers. SK Broadband and LG Uplus have over 2.5 million and 2.02 […]

ARRIS gains, Cisco loses in STB market

Findings from ABI Research’s Set-Top Box and Home Networks Market Research indicate that the second quarter of 2014 showed about a 5 per cent growth in set-top box revenues from a key set of major OEMs. Most manufacturers saw

Samsung TV prices fall 13% in H1 2014

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Although Samsung is a leader in the growing Ultra-HD TV segment, average selling prices for Samsung TVs fell 13 per cent in the first half of 2014 compared to the previous year according to Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices (CHD) service report. Other key findings from the report include: – Samsung’s TV shipments grew by 16 per cent in the […]

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