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VoD profits not offsetting DVD decline

VoD profits not offsetting DVD decline

A newly-released SNL Kagan study reveals that 2010 was similar to 2009 in that the domestic box office hit a record high, once again, while the domestic video retail market…

Research: 33x mobile traffic growth predicted

The UMTS Forum has predicted that voice and data traffic on mobile networks will grow more than 30-fold during the decade ahead. In a new report – Mobile traffic forecasts…

DTH to overtake cable by 2015 in Western Europe

Western Europe posted over 182 million TV households at end-2010, 40 per cent of which are watching TV via terrestrial platforms, 27 per cent via cable and about 26 per…

MPA: Asia pay TV must invest to profit

Economic growth and multi-platform competition will fuel the consumption of pay-TV and broadband in Asia Pacific. But, says Media Partners Asia (MPA), this growth depends on investment in content, distribution…

Facebook, Twitter are TV’s new power brokers

Digital media research company Futurescape has revealed how Facebook and Twitter are now considered power brokers for the global television industry.  They say their ability to create new business opportunities…

Pace takes Moto STB crown

Pace in 2010 became the world’s No. 1 seller of set-top boxes in terms of unit shipments on an annual basis, surpassing Motorola, new IHS Screen Digest research indicates. Pace’s…

Research: Video primes global data traffic

In 2011, the world’s annual data traffic volume will total almost 8,000 petabytes, according to ABI Research. That will grow at a CAGR of 50 per cent over the following…

Apple unseats Google as top brand

Apple has toppled Google in 2010 to become the world’s most powerful brand, according to the WPP-owned research company Millward Brown. It  puts Apple at number one in its annual…

3D drives EU box office

3D drives EU box office

The European Audiovisual Observatory estimates that 2010 gross box office takings in the European Union increased by 5 per cent year-on-year to around €6.45 billion, the highest level on record.…

Internet VoD will grow in M. East

According to Value Partners, a managing consultancy firm in the Middle East specialising in media and telco trends, the continued growth in video on demand (VoD) in the Middle East…