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Subscribers will switch for discount

Over two-thirds of American pay television subscribers would be willing to switch providers if offered a price discount of 20 per cent, according to a report just published by Strategy…

French VOD market up 175% in two years

The French VOD market continues to see growth, mainly driven by operator offers. According to preliminary figures from GFK, the VOD market grew to over E80 million in 2009, up…

Consumer electronics market returns to growth

After a 6.7 per cent drop in 2009, the global consumer electronics market is expected to achieve a mild recovery in 2010, with revenue expanding by 1.6 per cent partly…

Over 1bn broadband subs by 2013

During 2009 an average of 8.8 million new broadband subscribers worldwide signed up for service each month. By 2013, In-Stat forecasts that the number of global broadband subscribers will surpass…

STB market mixed in 2009

The Asian market for set top boxes (STB) is estimated to have seen over 40 per cent growth in shipments in 2009, according to In-Stat's market estimates. Meanwhile, the European…

Media consumption rising among US young

The amount of time young people spend with entertainment media has risen dramatically, especially among minority youth, according to a study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Today, 8-18 year-olds…

Hong Kong DTV penetration rate up 40%

About 46.5 per cent or 1.06 million households, receive digital terrestrial television services in Hong Kong according to a December survey, showing the penetration rate has grown more than 40…

UK media M&A all time low but looking up

In 2009 UK media deals hit their lowest levels since the dot com crash as deal volume fell 36 per cent on the previous year, PricewaterhouseCoopers has reported. But the…

Britain 26th in global broadband race

Britain has been ranked 26th in the world by Akamai's 'The State of the Internet' report, with an average download speed of just 3.5 Mbps South Korea has the fastest…

DTH platforms maintain growth

Euroconsult has reported that growth in the satellite pay-TV market remained strong in 2009 despite the global economic downturn. According to the 4th edition of “Satellite TV Platforms, World Survey…