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UHD TVs lack market penetration

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Ultra-HD TVs continued to make slow and steady inroads throughout the world, but their share of the overall flat-panel TV market remained minimal by the end of May, suggesting that Ultra-HD TV pricing in the market remains too high to gain meaningful share, according to a report from IHS Technology. Among the top 13 brands for liquid-crystal-display televisions (LCDTV) worldwide, […]

CE revenues to hit $211bn this year

Driven in part by the skyrocketing sales of connected devices, revenues for the consumer electronics (CE) industry are projected to grow two per cent in 2014, reaching a record high of $211.3 billion, according to US Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts 2010-2015, the semi-annual industry report released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). CEA’s consensus forecast reflects US factory sales-to-dealers […]

Connected devices to double US Internet households

By 2017 there will be 204 million connected TV devices linked to the Internet and able to deliver apps to viewers, more than double the projected number of US Internet households. These devices include video game consoles, streaming media players, Blu-ray Disc players, and TVs. According to the latest NPD Connected Intelligence Connected Home Forecast, ownership of connected TV devices […]

Mobile and Internet ‘essential’ to UK consumers

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UK consumers believe that they can’t do without the Internet and mobile phones, Ofcom research reveals. The media regulator examined which communications services UK consumers consider ‘essential’ in their day to day lives and whether they are affordable, particularly for the most vulnerable in society. This forms part of Ofcom’s ongoing work to ensure consumers receive value for money from […]

Bell Labs boost for video research

Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs has opened a new ‘antenna’ office in Cambridge, UK, to concentrate on video-centric networking innovation. The unit will be led by Bo Olofsson, formerly Director, Product Research Group at BSkyB. At Sky, his team was responsible for research and experimentation on emerging consumer technologies and their potential future application and implications for Sky and its product and […]

STB revenue best ever in 2013

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Following a relatively flat three-year period, the global STB market managed to achieve the highest annual revenue total in its history in 2013, setting the stage for continued growth through 2015, according to IHS Technology. Worldwide digital STB shipment revenue last year totaled

Ericsson explores transformative effect of IP technology

Ericsson has released its second Game Changer paper, ‘The IP Imperative’, the latest installment in a six-part series that details the fundamental factors that are driving change across the TV and Media industry. The IP Imperative highlights how the invention and adoption of IP technology has defined a new era that has re-shaped our planet, our lives and global industries […]

Tablet apps processor revenue grew 30% in Q1

The global tablet applications processor market registered a 30 per cent year-over-year growth to reach $912 million in Q1 2014, according to Strategy Analytics. According to the report, Apple, Qualcomm, Intel, MediaTek and Samsung captured the top-five tablet applications processor spots in Q1 2014. Apple maintained its tablet applications processor lead with 30 percent revenue share, followed by Qualcomm with […]

Roku top US streaming media player

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A report from research firm Parks Associates suggests that more than 25 per cent of US households will have a streaming media player by 2015, with continued robust sales and new entries such as Amazon Fire TV driving expansion of this connected CE category. The report – The Evolving Market For Streaming Media Devices – found Roku accounted for nearly […]

Second screen apps flourish in World Cup

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During some World Cup qualification matches, more than 400,000 dual-screeners participated at the same time, in sync with telecasts, according to Visiware. The World Cup has become a milestone event for global second screen TV apps, as evidenced by engagement on such diverse apps as Televisa’s Deportes (Mexico), ESPN-Sync, and “L’Equipe” Connect (France), powered by Visiware’s Sync2TV platform. Sync2TV powers […]

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