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Akamai: 114% increase in DDoS attacks

Akamai Technologies has published its Prolexic Q1 2014 Global DDoS Attack Report, which indicates that the Media and Entertainment industry was the target of the majority of malicious attacks. Prolexic Technologies, now part of Akamai, is a specialist in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, and has produced

Netflix pulling ahead in VoD battle

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Figures from MediaBug – Decipher’s bi-annual media consumption tracker – have shown strong growth in Netflix membership over the past six months, with an increase from 10 per cent to 14 per cent of UK online users now with a subscription. This is in contrast to the newly rebranded Amazon Prime Instant Video,

US pay-TV subs set for rebound

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The pay-TV market in the US has faced challenges for several years, which culminated in a 0.58 per cent loss in total subscribers in 2013. However, recent research from Strategy Analytics forecasts a return to growth in 2014 at 0.14 per cent, detailed in the Service Provider Strategies (SPS) service report, North America Digital Television Forecast: 1Q 2014. The research [...]

OTT potential for premium rights holders

A new report from research consultancy IDATE looking at OTT distribution strategies suggests that OTT-specific services present opportunities for premium content rights holders to add value to content that has little or no exposure on television, to generate additional revenue, and to put pressure on traditional distributors and thus ‘raise the stakes’. In a blog post, Florence Le Borgne, Head [...]

Mobile display revenues set to surpass TV

Increasing demand for mobile displays, and greater demand for higher resolution and lower power consumption has led to a shift in the FPD display market, according to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Worldwide FPD Shipment and Forecast Report. The research firm notes that since 2006, LCD TV has accounted for the largest share of flat panel display (FPD) revenues; however, [...]

Downton Abbey tops Roku title search

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Streaming platform Roku has analysed aggregated Roku Search on-device results from last few months, with findings indicating that Roku customers agree that it’s the golden age of TV with television series dominating the top 25 searched titles. Downton Abbey takes the number one spot among most-watched TV series. The top list includes a mix of comedy, drama and kids shows [...]

3D channel closures outpace launches

A report from IHS Technology says that there are now more 3D channel closures than launches. The most recent was with Nordic satellite operator Viasat closing its 3D channel in January 2014. In addition High TV 3D is no longer transmitted from Astra’s 23.5 deg East orbital position. The IHS criteria omit demo or trial 3D channels, or channels that [...]

Digital pay-TV soars in Eastern Europe

The number of digital pay-TV subscribers will increase from 26.1 million (21.5 per cent of TV households) in 2010 to 45.0 million (36.6 per cent) in 2013 and onto 73.6 million (58.2 per cent) by 2020, according to a report from Digital TV Research. As Eastern Europe crawls out of recession, the number of digital TV homes will triple between [...]

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 [...]

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