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Fire TV Stick Amazon’s ‘fastest-selling UK device ever’

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Fire TV Stick, Amazon’s OTT dongle, has become the company’s fastest-selling UK device since becoming available for pre-order on March 24th. The device, which started shipping on April 15th, plugs straight into the HDMI socket on a TV, allowing users to stream video from popular services such as Amazon Prime Instant Video (previously Lovefilm), Netflix and BBC iPlayer. Customers can […]

GEO and Non-GEO HTS to propel satellite backhaul

NSR’s Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 9th Edition finds a robust market increasingly impacted by the much deliberated Non-GEO-HTS programs, specifically LEO-HTS presenting both challenges and opportunities for the industry.  A diverse set of market segments are expected to grow at mixed levels, with current and next-generation solutions generating healthy revenue streams from $1.7 billion in 2014 to $5.3 billion by […]

Accenture: Traditional TV on the wane

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The television’s popularity as the go-to entertainment device may be ending, according to ‘Digital Video and the Connected Consumer’, a research report from Accenture. The television was the only product category to see uniform, double-digit usage declines across different types of media worldwide among viewers of nearly all ages. It is rapidly being replaced as consumers turn to a combination […]

Providers ramp spending on premium CPE

Technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of HIS, has reported that growth in FTTH and DOCSIS 3.0 customer premises equipment (CPE) drove the global broadband CPE market to $10.5 billion in 2014, a 9 per cent increase from the prior year. Infonetics’ fourth quarter

Smart TV sales up 10% in Europe

Smart TVs in Europe boosted the overall TV set market last year, with over 15 million units sold across 10 countries, up 18.5 per cent on the previous year’s figures, according to statistics from GfK for German consumer electronics trade organisation GFU. Overall sales of smart TVs

SMPTE: “4K picking up speed”

The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), in its latest ‘Newswatch’ publication, states that the industry’s transition to 4K has “picked up considerable speed” and quoting writer Pete Putman suggests that the production of ‘ordinary’ HD TV screens is likely to cease by the end of 2016-2017. “The trend line is proceeding,” says Putman. “Just take a look […]

Children prefer catch-up, YouTube to linear TV

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Children aged five to 16 spend an average of six and a half hours a day in front of a screen compared with around three hours in 1995, according to market research firm Childwise. Screen time is made up of time spent watching TV, playing games consoles, using a mobile, computer or tablet. The Connected Kids report has collated data […]

Adobe: TV Everywhere surges 400%

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Authenticated video usage has surged 467 per cent over a 24-month period, according to Adobe’s latest report on US digital video trends. Sports continue to dominate TV Everywhere (TVE) use

Australia: 92% TV viewing linear broadcast

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The latest Australian Multi-Screen Report, covering the fourth quarter of calendar 2014, reveals viewing of video content on Internet-connected mobile devices has grown year-on-year though it remains small relative to the time Australians spend watching broadcast television on in-home TV sets. Technology in Autralian homes Household take-up of

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

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