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Worldwide CE market grows 4.5% in 2014

Worldwide CE sales are forecast to rise by 4.5 per cent in 2014 to reach $707 billion (trade value), driven largely by a 24 per cent growth in mobile sales. Despite the convergence, Futuresource forecasts the CE market to continue to grow to $733 billion by 2018, with the growth coming primarily from mobile devices. Beyond these established CE categories, […]

Study: OTT multiscreen challenges

Amino and PerceptionTV, the IPTV multiscreen platform provider, have published a white paper addressing the challenge facing operators seeking to deliver a consistent off net multiscreen TV experience. With consumers increasingly turning to a TV everywhere experience – with viewing on tablets and smartphones rising by almost 400 per cent in the last two years – operators must now rapidly […]

SVoD market bigger than DVDs in 2015


The shift from physical discs to digital video is now clear from both time spent with the media and revenue generated by them, according to Colin Dixon at nScreenMedia, who has analysed recent reporting trends. According to Nielsen there are still 139 million people that use a DVD or Blu-Ray player in the US, and household penetration of the devices […]

More than half of TVs sold are now smart

After five years of continuous decline, research from Mintel reveals that the TV market has recorded growth in value for the first time since 2009. Boosted by the impact of the FIFA World Cup, Mintel expects that the UK televisions market will return to growth by the end of 2014, with sales of televisions forecast to increase by 1 per […]

Netflix set for 30% US subs growth decline

As 2014 comes to a close, Strategy Analytics thoughts begin to turn towards the trends and events that will shape the digital media landscape in the coming year. In a new report, Top Ten Digital Media Predictions for 2015, Strategy Analytics Digital Media Strategies (DMS) service highlights the trends and events that will shape OTT video, cloud gaming, digital music, […]

UltraViolet hits 20m accounts


As 2014 draws to a close, digital content ownership ecosystem UltraViolet has revealed that the year saw significant milestones for consumer and industry adoption being achieved, allowing it to solidifying its integral position in the Home Entertainment landscape. As of December 2014, UltraViolet attracted more than 20 million consumer accounts, with over 100 million rights. It also amassed more than […]

168m connected wearables in 2019

According to a report from the research firm Berg Insight, shipments of connected wearables reached 19.0 million in 2014, up from 5.9 million devices in the previous year. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 54.7 per cent, total shipments of smartwatches, smart glasses, fitness & activity trackers, people monitoring & safety devices and medical devices as well as […]

Report: PSB licence gives ITV ‘significant’ net benefit

The commercial benefits of ITV’s Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) licence significantly outweigh the costs, providing ITV with a net benefit of between £87 million (€110m) and £221 million per year, according to an independent report commissioned by the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) – the trade body for digital, cable and satellite services in the UK’s commercial television and on-demand sector […]

IABM: Bright future for broadcast supply

IABM has concluded its 10th Annual International Business Conference & Awards where it released the key findings from its research study. These included year on year sales growth of 7.7 per cent, year on year profit growth of 11.2 per cent and 68.1 per cent of companies in profit. However, market confidence was down from last year. Covering four broad […]

Brazil reaches 20m pay-TV subs

Flag of Brazil

According to regulator Anatel, Brazil’s pay-TV market was numbering 19.65 million at the end of October having gained a net 210,000 in the month. If this growth continues then the nation will be at the 20 million mark by the end of December. Satellite-delivered DTH

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