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IoT platform to grow to €2.4bn in 2020 

The global market for third party Internet of Things (IoT) platforms will show solid growth in the next few years, according to a research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight. Total IoT platform revenues are forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32.2 percent from € 450 million in 2014 to € 2.4 billion in […]

Satellite TV to remain robust despite OTT threat


A report from research and consultancy firm NSR finds that, despite increasing concerns about OTT video, the linear TV via satellite market will continue to show solid growth. By 2024 the market will see an increase of over 21,000 channels across both DTH and video distribution platforms. The proliferation of Ultra-HD, HD and SD channels, along with limited global impact […]

80% millennials watch a show through online promo

Eighty per cent of Millennials are likely to watch a TV show if they have watched a promo shared with them online. That’s according to new research from video ad tech company Unruly, which found that 80 per cent of digital natives will tune into a show if someone in their social network had shared a trailer, a clip or […]

68% of marketers to increase digital ad-spend

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of marketers and agency executives expect to see their digital video ad budgets increase in the next 12 months, according to the second annual Digital Content NewFronts: Digital Video Spend Study, a survey of 305 buy-side professionals conducted by Advertiser Perceptions and IAB. This optimism about the medium comes on the heels of a […]

Software-defined video market $10bn by 2018

Elemental Technologies, a supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, has announced that Gartner, the information technology research and advisory company, has issued its report Emerging Technology Analysis: Cloud-Based Solutions Change Video Delivery for CSPs and MSOs Globally. According to Gartner, “by 2018, at least 25 per cent (or over $10 billion) is forecast for the SDV total addressable […]

GfK: 4K TV sales up 1759%


Research company GfK says that the value of the UK Consumer Electronics market fell back in March in almost every sector, except for large-screens and just about anything with 4K on its label. GfK tracks ‘hard’ sales achieved at the Point of Sale in retail stores across the country. The non-movers were Car Navigation (down 3 per cent), DVD Players […]

Italy adds 100,000 fibre subs per month

The number of fibre optic customers in Italy reached 777,000 at the end of December 2014, at the cost of ADSL which lost 200,000 customers in the same period. According to figures published by Italy’s Communications Authority (AgCom), the number of fibre optic connections has been rising at a rate of 100,000 per month. The fibre optic (Next Generation Network) […]

Operators should check home net speeds

According to the findings of  report assessing the performance and reliability of the various home networking standards under real-world conditions, there is considerable variation between some of the published and validated speeds. The report, Performance and Reliability: Home Network Technology Standard Comparison, published by Rethink Research, and

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 […]

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