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4K TV set shipments up 700%

The worldwide television market is forecast to grow to 234 million units in 2014, representing a 3 per cent growth from 2013, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting. However, 2014 is projected to see a 4 per cent fall in trade value to $97 billion, reflecting a decline in average retail prices from $652 to $608. “The anticipated […]

NAS sales to grow 45% this year

The external hard disk drive market in EMEA is experiencing turbulent times, with NAS sales pushing forward and performing in a difficult market, according to the latest quarterly external HDD report from Futuresource Consulting. “Across the EMEA region – where we track 17 countries – we’ve seen NAS sales hit a growth spurt,” says Mats Larsson, Senior Market Analyst at […]

Worldwide CE market grows 4.5% in 2014

Worldwide CE sales are forecast to rise by 4.5 per cent in 2014 to reach $707 billion (trade value), driven largely by a 24 per cent growth in mobile sales. Despite the convergence, Futuresource forecasts the CE market to continue to grow to $733 billion by 2018, with the growth coming primarily from mobile devices. Beyond these established CE categories, […]

Study: OTT multiscreen challenges

Amino and PerceptionTV, the IPTV multiscreen platform provider, have published a white paper addressing the challenge facing operators seeking to deliver a consistent off net multiscreen TV experience. With consumers increasingly turning to a TV everywhere experience – with viewing on tablets and smartphones rising by almost 400 per cent in the last two years – operators must now rapidly […]

More than half of TVs sold are now smart

After five years of continuous decline, research from Mintel reveals that the TV market has recorded growth in value for the first time since 2009. Boosted by the impact of the FIFA World Cup, Mintel expects that the UK televisions market will return to growth by the end of 2014, with sales of televisions forecast to increase by 1 per […]

Netflix set for 30% US subs growth decline

As 2014 comes to a close, Strategy Analytics thoughts begin to turn towards the trends and events that will shape the digital media landscape in the coming year. In a new report, Top Ten Digital Media Predictions for 2015, Strategy Analytics Digital Media Strategies (DMS) service highlights the trends and events that will shape OTT video, cloud gaming, digital music, […]

168m connected wearables in 2019

According to a report from the research firm Berg Insight, shipments of connected wearables reached 19.0 million in 2014, up from 5.9 million devices in the previous year. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 54.7 per cent, total shipments of smartwatches, smart glasses, fitness & activity trackers, people monitoring & safety devices and medical devices as well as […]

IABM: Bright future for broadcast supply

IABM has concluded its 10th Annual International Business Conference & Awards where it released the key findings from its research study. These included year on year sales growth of 7.7 per cent, year on year profit growth of 11.2 per cent and 68.1 per cent of companies in profit. However, market confidence was down from last year. Covering four broad […]

Media workloads converging on x86 processors

The shifting media consumption landscape, in which IP distribution and IP consumption are important imperatives for traditional broadcasters as well as new media companies, is driving uptake of x86 processors within media workloads. According to ABI Research, these changes, which rely on

Cisco leads in video infrastructure; Arris challenges

Q3 data from Synergy Research Group shows that Cisco maintains a strong market lead in both video infrastructure software and hardware, with its worldwide share of revenues approaching 20 per cent in both segments. A different group of vendors compete in the two segments, but

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