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US: 385,000 add broadband in Q2

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Leichtman Research Group has found that the seventeen largest cable and telephone providers in the US — representing about 93 per cent of the market — acquired nearly 385,000 net additional high-speed Internet subscribers in the second quarter of 2014. These top broadband providers now account for over 85.9 million subscribers — with top cable companies having nearly 50.7 million […]

Brits still prefer to watch live TV, on their TV

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Research reveals that despite the growth in TV viewing via PC, tablet and smartphones, 89 per cent of viewers still regularly use the TV to watch their content live – with 85 per cent also stating that the TV is their preferred screen. The research from global broadcast solutions provider BroadStream Solutions,

4K forecasts ‘too optimistic’

Bright forecasts for consumer use of 4K or Ultra-HD video are overly optimistic, according to a report from TDG. While 4K will ultimately reach the mainstream, it will be a niche market for at least another five years, with widespread viewing of 4K content arriving in 2019 and growing quickly beyond. Joel Espelien, author of the report, notes

Social media critical role in football piracy

As the opening weekend of the 2014/15 Premier League approaches, broadcasters should take note of some unexpected piracy figures from Irdeto stemming from the FIFA World Cup 2014, which found that Europe and North America broadcasters were the biggest targets for illegal streams worldwide. Irdeto’s intelligence also revealed

Millennial cord-nevers likely to remain so

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According to analysis from analyst group nScreenMedia, 19 per cent of millennials do not have pay-TV. Just 2 per cent of those say they intend to get it in the next three months. A big part of the problem for operators is that these young viewers have grown up in the interactive world of the Internet and mobile phones. The […]

Online supplements traditional pay-TV

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research suggest that pay-TV customers pick and choose online sources to supplement- rather than replace – the content they get from their cable, satellite, or telco TV provider. The firm suggests that although the risk of true cord cutting is low, the greater risk is to

Media and entertainment CFOs eye growth

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The media and entertainment industry (M&E) has moved past the economic uncertainty of the global recession and shifted their primary focus from cost-cutting to growth, according to EY’s survey of CFOs of leading global M&E companies. The report, It’s Showtime! Digital drives the agenda, data delivers the insights, which surveyed 50 large global M&E companies, shows CFOs are no longer […]

Smart home systems spend to double by 2019

Spending on smart home systems and services in the US will hit $18 billion in 2014 and more than double to $39 billion by 2019 according to Strategy Analytics’ Smart Home Strategies forecast. Apple, Google and Samsung are among the big consumer brands posturing for position in the market as ADT, Vivint, Comcast and AT&T drive growth in the interactive […]

“Modest” revenue increases for sat-operators

A report from Paris-based Euroconsult says that the satellite broadcasting industry will see only modest increases in revenues this year. Euroconsult says the FSS industry generated

US lags Europe in Netflix Speed Index

Netflix has added July data to its ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. Among the countries tracked

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