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Smart home connected appliances to exceed 10m by 2017

A report from Juniper Research forecasts that the installed base of connected appliances in Smart Homes will beat the 10 million mark by 2017, rising from 4 million in 2013. The report found that consumer awareness of connected appliances, such as smart fridges and washing machines was gradually increasing, but that such devices are not widely considered to represent attractive [...]

Home Network penetration to surpass 33%

Worldwide home network penetration is expected to climb from 24.8 per cent in 2013 to 33.2 per cent by 2018. Growth is driven by the continued spread of broadband services and demand for multiscreen video services. What is seen as commonplace in mature markets, including server provided broadband routers with integrated Wi-Fi access points and leveraging fixed broadband connections to [...]

More Roku owners than Apple TV owners use OTT

Parks Associates has published consumer research showing more Roku owners than Apple TV owners use an OTT service. The firm’s Streaming CE and Content Purchasing Habits finds 86 per cent of Roku owners compared to 77 per cent of Apple TV owners use a subscription OTT service of any kind. Seventy-five per cent of Roku owners use Netflix, while 63 [...]

Media managed service market hit $24bn in 2013

The global market for media managed services reached $24 billion in 2013, up nearly threefold from just $9 billion in 2006, driven by the need for online and digital video, according to new information from the IHS Technology Professional Video research practice. While media services cover activities such as storing, processing and preparing video content, the transport of video represents [...]

Broadcast pros opting for price over quality

Seventy-nine per cent of broadcast professionals neglect quality and shelf life when buying new equipment, saying price is their main concern, a poll from Azule Finance has shown. The poll, conducted at BVE 2014, shows the economic climate is clearly having an effect on the industry – cutting-edge equipment only ranks fourth in the list of priorities for broadcast professionals [...]

6m curved TV shipments in 2017

After spending almost two decades trying to make TVs flatter, curved TVs emerged again last year. According to NPD DisplaySearch , curved TV display shipments are now forecast to reach nearly 800,000 units in 2014, and are expected to exceed 6 million units by the end of 2017. Curved TV is a design differentiator that is expected to reach its [...]

Professional video market grows 52%

Culminating a dramatic six-year period of growth, the global market for professional broadcast equipment and services reached $63 billion in 2013, up 52 per cent from $41 billion in 2007, according to findings from the IHS Technology Professional Video Research practice. The rapid growth has been driven by a significant rise in shipments of customer-premises equipment (CPE) fuelled by the [...]

Mobile TV prospers in India

Vuclip, the independent mobile video and media company, has published the results of a study of Vuclip’s user base conducted by marketing and research firm Millward Brown. The study revealed that Vuclip’s more than 20 million mobile video consumers in India are largely trending towards mobile devices as their go-to source for content with 81 per cent of metro and [...]

HEVC encoders for satellite distribution worth $2.5m by 2018

Primary distribution encoders are used to deliver linear TV signals to the facilities of those who will be redistributing the signals to consumers. The signals may be encoded using the older MPEG-2 or newer H.264 compression schemes. In the future, SNL Kagan MRG expects programmers will use the latest HEVC compression scheme to deliver both Ultra HD and HD signals. [...]

Deloitte: Demand for multiplatform content up

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Digital omnivores – those consumers who own a trio of tablets, smartphones and laptops – continue to grow, driven by the proliferation of new platforms and increased device adoption. Deloitte’s eighth edition of the Digital Democracy Survey reveals that over one third (37 per cent) of US consumers are now digital omnivores, a 42 per cent growth over the previous [...]

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