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OLED display market set for strong growth

Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays and smart-phone/tablet screens are going to see “spectacular” growth rates over the next few years according to a stud from Infiniti Research/TechNavio. The analyst firm say that the global OLED display market will grow at a CAGR of 36.7 per cent in the period to 2018. The global OLED Display market is nearing commercialisation […]

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 […]

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 devices to the TV screen; both PCs and tablets lost share of online VoD viewing (5 per cent and 2 per cent respectively), whilst Apple TV (+1 per cent), NOW TV (+1 per cent), Chromecast (+1 per […]

90% will own mobile phone by 2020

The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, a comprehensive update on mobile trends leveraging big data from live networks worldwide, reveals that proliferation of mobile technology continues at a rapid pace: 90 per cent of the world’s population over six years old is predicted to have a mobile phone by 2020. Furthermore, by 2020 smartphone subscriptions are forecast to […]

Connected TV gains momentum in Spain

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Specific online content and better Internet connections are driving the growth of connected TV in Spain, with a quarter of connected TV users saying they are watching less linear TV and over half of users turning to Smart TVs to access connected services. This is the main conclusion from a report by trade organisation IAB Spain that reveals

40% of large screen TVs sold in September were 4K

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Research specialist GfK reports that sales of 4K/UHD TVs in the period January-October are “impressive”, and that sales in the UK, France, German, Italy and Spain, will “comfortably exceed 300,000 units,” according to GfK Business Group Director Nigel Callow. In the UK, the total 4K TV sales volume last year was less than 4,000 units. In September 4K TVs captured […]

UHD/HEVC STB shipments set to explode

Worldwide Ultra-HD capable set-top box shipments will reach 48 million by 2020, while the market for HEVC set-top boxes – the next-generation of video compression technology – will rise even further to 88 million units, according to findings from ABI Research’s Set-top Box and Home Networks Market Research. In 2014, the market will deploy

Smart TV sales skyrocket

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Smart TV sales reached 90 million units worldwide in 2013 and will grow at 21 per cent CAGR to reach 228 million in 2018, according to the new Smart TV Report from Futuresource Consulting. “In developed regions 30 per cent of homes will own a smart TV by

UHD leads TV set sales

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The 4K/UHD format is the driver of growth within the flat panel television category, with US sales reaching $668 million so far this year, now accounting for more than 7 per cent of overall revenue through October 25, 2014, according to The NPD Group’s Weekly Tracking Service. “This has been a year of increased awareness and an evolution in pricing […]

Global smartphone shipments hit 317m in Q3

Mobile analyst firm Juniper Research estimates that the number of smartphone shipments reached 316.6 million in Q3 2014, representing 13.1 per cent y-o-y growth and 5.5 per cent q-o-q growth. The biggest winners this quarter are those capitalising on expanding Asian markets, such as Chinese ODM Xiaomi. The firm sold 19 million devices in Q3, a 25.8 per cent increase […]

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