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3.7bn requests for French catch-up TV in 2014

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French catch-up TV consumption increased by 50 per cent in 2014 to 3.7 billion video requests (up from 2.5 billion in 2013). Last year, an average of 10.2 million videos were viewed each month compared to 6.8 million in 2013. Advertising revenues coming from catch-up TV services in 2014 hit €80 million, up from €60 million in 2013. According to […]

2014 record year for broadband equipment

Technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of IHS, has reported that worldwide spending on broadband aggregation equipment rose 9 per cent in 2014, to $8.2 billion, driven by robust sales of Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) equipment, particularly in China. Infonetics’ early edition PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation Equipment report contains vendor market share and preliminary analysis for […]

Analytics help monetise online video

The increasing use of Internet protocol (IP) enabled devices has fuelled massive video consumption and, in turn, driven the need for online video analytics (OVA) solutions globally. Publishers, advertisers and service providers have come to the realisation that OVA solutions are essential to device effective strategies to monetise from targeted video services. Analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the […]

Connected TVs pass Blu-ray players for apps

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Connected TVs have edged out Blu-ray Disc players to become the third most prominently owned device that delivers apps to TVs in the US. According to The NPD Group Connected Intelligence Connected Home Report, as of the fourth quarter of 2014 there were 22 million connected TVs installed and accessing the Internet, a significant increase from 13 million one year […]

Spain’s TV ad market, up 11%

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The Spanish TV ad market grew by 11 per cent to €1,890.4 million in 2014 against €1,703.4 million the previous year, with FTA nationwide TV channels taking most of the ad pie with €1,701.1 million, according to Infoadex. Mediaset, operator of Tele 5 and Cuatro among others, and Atresmedia, operator of Antena 3 and La Sexta among others, took the […]

UK multiscreen viewing up 17%

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Figures released by Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK, suggest that the total average daily TV viewing in the UK during 2014 was 3 hours, 44 minutes, 30 seconds a day per person. Overall, there was a decline in total TV viewing of 10 minutes, 30 seconds a day compared to 2013, a fall of 4.5 […]

LG leads UHD sales

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South Korean electronics giant LG supplied 1.86 million Ultra-HD panels in Q4/2014, and took 27.9 per cent of the global market by volume according to data from DisplaySearch. LG narrowly beat

Cricket and 4K captivate India viewers

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Nothing, not Bollywood movies, not vivid variety shows, not even Comedy Nights with Kapil, comes close to capturing Indian viewers’ attention like a game of cricket. The local derby match between India and Pakistan on February 15th, part of the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament, managed to deliver 288 million viewers (a TVR of 14.8) aged 15 and over. The […]

Analyst: Cord-cutting evidence confused

Analyst firm MoffettNathanson’s comprehensive quarterly report on the US cable and satellite pay-TV sector, admits that on the surface “all is calm” insofar as subscriptions are up (by 101,000) during Q4/2014 but reminds readers that this always happens in the traditional pre-holiday Q4, so look at the trailing year and the actual number falls by a tiny 0.1 per cent […]

US pay-TV subs numbers ‘relatively static’

The informitv Multiscreen Index shows that the ten leading pay-television operators in the United States collectively lost 20,600 subscribers in the last quarter of 2014, compared to a loss of 45,000 the previous quarter. Over the year, they gained 82,200 subscribers, taking their combined total to 87.67 million. The cable operators collectively lost over 800,000 digital television subscribers in 2014, […]

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