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Over 3bn people online

Over three billion people are now online and information and communication technology (ICT) growth remains buoyant in just about every country worldwide, according to ITU’s flagship annual Measuring the Information Society Report. The latest data show that Internet use continues to grow steadily, at 6.6 per cent globally in 2014 (3.3 per cent in developed countries, 8.7 per cent in […]

Minecraft YouTube videos near 50bn views

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Online video firm Octoly has published a report showing that by June 2014, videos featuring content from video-game Minecraft had been watched 30.8 billion times, with only 183 million of those views coming from the channel of Mojang, the game’s publisher. That’s nearly three

Multi-screening mainstream in Europe

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To mark World Television Day on November 21st, TV organisations from around Europe have brought together the latest statistics to reveal how TV and social media complement each other. The insights show how ‘multi-screening’ is becoming a mainstream activity in many countries, how TV drives commentary online and how the marriage of TV and Internet-connected second screens presents opportunities for […]

Multiscreen TV providers moving to NFV

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its 2014 Multiscreen TV Strategies and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey, which provides insight into pay-TV operator plans for multiscreen video services and delivering live and file-based video content to subscribers over multiple devices. “Service providers want flexibility in the processing platforms they use to encode and play out video […]

APAC advertising to grow 5% in 2014

A report published by Media Partners Asia (MPA) indicates that net advertising revenues, measured after discounts across 14 markets, will grow at 5 per cent this year to top $121 billion. Next year, MPA projects a re-acceleration in growth with the advertising market to expand at 5.7 per cent. Between 2014 and 2019, MPA forecasts indicate that net advertising in […]

Internet to reach 3bn users in 2015

The number of Internet users worldwide will surpass 3 billion in 2015, according to figures from eMarketer, increasing 6.2 per cent next year to reach 42.4 per cent of the entire world’s population. This year, Internet user penetration will top the 40 per cent mark for the first time as the web reaches 2.89 billion users across the world. By […]

More UK homes use PVR than VoD

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Decipher, the digital media consultancy, has released findings from Wave 5 of its Mediabug research. It shows that VoD viewing is moving from

Netflix still dominates Internet traffic

Findings from intelligent broadband network solutions specialist Sandvine’s latest latest bi-annual Internet traffic trends report – Global Internet Phenomena Report 2H 2014 – suggest that Netflix continues to dominate North American networks, with Amazon Instant Video establishing itself as the second largest paid streaming service. “With both Netflix and Amazon Instant Video gaining bandwidth share in North America during 2014, […]

OTT TV to reach $10bn

Findings from market research firm Infonetics suggest that over-the-top (OTT) pay-TV revenue is set to grow from $5.8 billion in 2014 to just over $10 billion in 2018 According to Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay-TV at Infonetics Research,

Demand for local content will spur MENA media growth

Untapped demand for local, Arabic content will spur rapid regional media growth over the next five years, according to a study unveiled at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit. The joint study undertaken by management consultancy Strategy & and Media Zone Authority Abu Dhabi, twofour54 , also found that accelerated adoption of mobile technology, evolutions in paid and digital media, and […]

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