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Singapore: 4.6m connected devices bought in 2014

Singapore’s affluent and well-developed internet infrastructure have been playing a major role in driving consumers’ appetite for connected gadgets. While the connected devices sector in Singapore was valued at only $950 million five years ago in 2010, it has today expanded substantially with sales reaching over $1.8 billion in revenue in 2014. Connected devices comprise

Pay-TV being forced out of Russia

A report from IHS Technology says that Russia’s weak economy, and tough regulatory changes are making life difficult for pay-TV broadcasters. The new regulations, in place since the beginning of 2015, restrict

UK streaming market £1bn by 2019


The rise is streaming could soon makes DVDs and Blu-ray discs as obsolete as VHS video cassettes, according to market research firm Mintel. Viewing habits are changing immensely

DTT dominates in Spain

Whereas in most of Europe, TV  consumption is via satellite with a penetration rate of 35 per cent, in Spain, DTT takes the lion’s share with 11.56 million homes, albeit with a drop of 500,000 homes, down 8.6 per cent in 2014, according to a report from SES Astra. The study reveals

88% of millennials get news from Facebook

Millennials (those aged 18 to 34 in 2015) might still be consumers of news, but they aren’t as likely to be willing to pay for it, according to a study by the Media Insight Project. At least 40 per cent

Digital TV homes to double in LatAm

Despite slowing economic growth, the number of digital TV households in Latin America will double by 2020. A report by Digital TV Research estimates 152 million digital TV households by 2020. Digital TV will climb from only 17.9 per cent penetration of TV households at end-2010 to just over the halfway mark by end-2014 and onto 93.6 per cent by […]

HD TVs in 80% of US homes


Consumer research from Leichtman Research Group, Inc. (LRG) found that 81 per cent of households in the US have at least one HD television set, and about 52 per cent of all households have multiple HDTVs. Five years ago, 46 per cent of US households had at least one HD TV, and 17 per cent of households had more than […]

BT “UK’s worst ISP”

Consumer watchdog Which? has named BT, Sky and TalkTalk as the worst three UK internet service providers (ISPs), with John Lewis Broadband coming out on top. Which? surveyed broadband customers across the UK

Netflix outspends BBC, HBO, Discovery on content


SVoD services will see huge growth over the next five years as traditional cable TV subscriptions continue to decline, according to  Ben Keen, chief analyst and VP, consumer media at IHS.  However, the transition to digital and the success of cable broadband mean that cable is still a strong industry. Keen told Cable Congress

Spanish pay-TV: Subs up, revenues down

The Spanish pay-TV market is gaining subscribers but losing revenue. The pay-TV market reached 4.76 million subs, up 23.32 per cent, but with lower revenue, down 6.98 per cent to €401.3 million, in the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest report from the watchdog CNMC. IPTV, especially Telefónica’s IPTV service Movistar TV, took

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