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Superfast broadband surges in UK

One in four UK residential fixed broadband connections is ‘superfast’, according to latest Ofcom research. The proportion of superfast connections – those offering headline speeds of 30Mbit/s or more – has risen from 5 per cent in November 2011 to 25 per cent in November 2013. And the average superfast connection speed has continued to rise, reaching 47.0Mbit/s by November [...]

Smart home connected appliances to exceed 10m by 2017

A report from Juniper Research forecasts that the installed base of connected appliances in Smart Homes will beat the 10 million mark by 2017, rising from 4 million in 2013. The report found that consumer awareness of connected appliances, such as smart fridges and washing machines was gradually increasing, but that such devices are not widely considered to represent attractive [...]

Mobile broadband connections to double next year

By the end of 2015, active mobile broadband devices are forecast to reach 34 million, a nearly 50 per cent increase from 2013, according to The NPD Group Connected Intelligence Mobile Broadband Market Share and Forecast Report. Two-thirds (66 per cent) of those devices will be tablets. Driven primarily by enterprise demand, USB stick modems were the primary mobile broadband [...]

Study: True economic impact of piracy “unclear”

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Noting that consumers copy and share digital files, with this being blamed for a potentially catastrophic decline in certain markets, an academic study has sought to establish why consumers copy and whether this is as economically harmful as often thought. CREATe, the UK research centre for copyright, has put a decade of evidence to the test by reviewing studies published [...]

TDG: Legacy TV to decline as online rises

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler opened NAB this week by warning attendees that the legacy TV industry has reached an “inflection point” where online providers “can move from being the disrupted to the disruptor”. According to a new report from TDG – 2020 Vision – Video Viewing Forecasts by Age and Service, 2013-2020 – this is indeed what will happen in [...]

Over a quarter share content across devices at home

Over a quarter (26 per cent) of adults have shared media and/or content across separate devices via their home WiFi network, according to findings from market research firm YouGov. The report – Connected Devices, 2014 – found that just over a third (34 per cent) of adults specifically look for devices they can connect to their existing devices across their [...]

1 in 5 Americans connect social media and TV

Nineteen per cent of online Americans ages 15-54 say they are reached by social media at least once a day regarding primetime TV, according to a Council for Research Excellence (CRE) study. For example, someone who saw something or posted something about a primetime TV show on Facebook or Twitter would fall within this category. Sixteen per cent of primetime [...]

Australia embraces new screens

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The latest Australian Multi-Screen Report, covering the fourth quarter of calendar 2013, shows robust viewing of broadcast television on in-home TVs. Australians are spending more time watching conventional television than they did a year ago and are also using Internet-connected devices to complement their viewing of TV and other video. An estimated 40 per cent of homes now have tablets [...]

US Internet ad revenues hit $42.8bn in 2013

US interactive advertising revenues for 2013 hit an all-time high of $42.8 billion, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report for the full-year, exceeding broadcast television advertising revenues ($40.1 billion), for the first time ever. This momentous figure marks an increase of 17 per cent from 2012’s landmark revenues of $36.6 billion. The report, unveiled today by the Interactive [...]

Over half of Spain Internet users download illegally

Eighty-four per cent of digital content consumed in Spain is illegal, according to a study published by industry lobby group La Coalición (The Coalition of Creators and Content Industries). Results of the most recent Piracy Observatory and Digital Contents Consumption Habits show that illegal downloads continued to grow in Spain during 2013. The survey carried out by independent consulting company [...]

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