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Irdeto: Video gaming imposes on TV consumption

Irdeto has launched its Eye on 2020 report, a series of predictions over the next five years covering trends that will impact the broadcast and content industries, including the connected home, piracy, platform expectations and future differentiators. In what is set to be a make or break time for operators looking to flourish and as new technologies, content and demographic […]

Gambling, adult sites sponsor Indonesian piracy

Research released at CASBAA’s Indonesia in View 2015 conference explored funding links between the banned gambling and pornography industries, and the online piracy websites they use to attract young viewers. During a panel discussion titled, “Following the Money: Who is profiting from the growth of online piracy in Indonesia”, speakers  considered a 2014 research study by a professor at Massey […]

Catch-up driving viewing more than live TV

After years of being told that ‘family viewing time’ around the television will become a thing of the past, data from KPMG shows that the typical British family continues to congregate around a TV set. Today’s modern family is, however, drawn towards catch up – rather than real-time – viewing. According to KPMG’s latest Media Tracker, almost

European audiovisual loses 5.3% of global share

The European Audiovisual Observatory has published the 20th edition of its Yearbook. This reference publication contains pan-European figures on the various branches of the sector (Television, cinema, VoD). Using the different indicators available, the Observatory reveals that the entire audiovisual sector experienced a second year of stagnation in 2013. For the third year running, the market generated revenues in the […]

Russian pay-TV expands 6%

Despite the economic uncertainties affecting Russia, last year was a good one for pay-TV in the country. According to a report from TMT Consulting the market grew by

Over a third of Dutch use illegal VoD

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Market research firm Gfk has reported a growing user base for VoD services in the Netherlands. Around half a million Dutch people took up VoD services in Q4, taking the total base to

MENA: Multiscreen innovation drives consumption

Video consumption in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has increased in recent times as a result of content availability on alternative media besides TV. With the availability of localised online content and targeted on-demand services for the diaspora on the rise, traditional broadcasters and service operators are exploring new avenues and services to retain the fickle modern viewer. […]

TV, movies still drive online video

User-generated content (UGC) or more broadly speaking, short-form video (from services such as YouTube and Dailymotion), has become far more than cats playing the piano, according to ABI Research. The firm notes that companies are using viral ads to extend brands and reach a wider breadth of customers than traditional media channels. Professionally-generated short-form content also allows consumers to view […]

Third of viewers spend ad breaks online

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UK marketing technology company, Rocket Fuel, studied the lift in ad impressions they saw on Christmas day during the ad breaks of the most popular TV shows of the day. The Coronation Street Christmas Day episode was the most popular commercial TV programme of the day with 6.41 million tuning. Rocket Fuel, utilising data provided by Teletrax, estimates there was […]

Chile close to 50% pay-TV

Chile’s pay-TV market wrapped its Q3/2014 in a very healthy condition. According to Chile’s Telecommunications ministry (SubTel) the country enjoyed 48.6 per cent of homes subscribing to pay-TV. Some 2.8 million homes are viewing pay-TV, and growth is at 0.76 per cent/quarter. Satellite DTH is now the leading service provider with 1.42 million subscribers (a 51.1 per cent share). Cable […]

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