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33% of UK homes own Smart TVs

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European entertainment and Internet of Things research from Parks Associates shows more than 40 per cent of broadband households in Germany and Spain own a smart TV, while UK adoption of smart TVs is 33 per cent. The research also reveals

Netflix Digital Media Player viewing surges

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A growing number of US households are relying on dedicated set-top/plug-in devices (otherwise known as Digital Media Players) to watch Netflix on a TV set, according to a GfK study, Over-the-Top TV 2014. By contrast, video game systems – while still the most common hardware for Netflix viewing on a TV screen – are used much less than they were […]

Smartphone viewers TV’s New ‘Holy Grail’

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The number of consumers using tablets to watch TV and movies has sky-rocketed in recent years and many consumers bought tablets for the first time last year, according to a new annual consumer survey by Altman Vilandrie & Company. The strategy consulting group notes that in August, critics scoffed at comments by Apple CEO Tim Cook that tepid iPad sales […]

Digital radio sales plummet

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Digital radio sales have hit a six-year low according to Ofcom, with a period of consecutive growth in digital’s share of listening coming to a halt. Despite a cross-industry marketing campaign,1.7 million digital audio broadcasting (DAB) sets were sold in the year to the end of June this year, down 9.1 per cent on the previous 12 months and the […]

Most US homes stream content through games consoles

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Parks Associates research shows that 46 per cent of US broadband households have a game console connected to the Internet and over one-quarter (28 per cent) use the connected gaming console as their primary connected CE device. Among these primary console users, roughly three-quarters use the gaming console to access non-gaming content online at least weekly, and nearly 40 per […]

Nearly 1bn Connected TVs by 2020

The number of TV sets connected to the Internet will reach 965 million by 2020, up from 103 million at end-2010 and the 339 million expected at end-2014, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. Covering 51 countries, the Connected TV Forecasts report estimates

CEA unveils new logos for 4K UHD displays

US trade body the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has unveiled new logos to designate 4K Ultra High-Definition TVs, monitors and projectors for the home that meet CEA’s voluntary core characteristics for 4K Ultra HD display products announced earlier this year. As devised by CEA’s Ultra HD Communications Working Group and approved without any objections by CEA’s Video Division Board, the […]

Social media driving Millennial TV viewing

A recent Omnibus survey gives insight into how Millennials aged 18-29 experience and find TV shows a full 76 per cent of Millennials report they discover new shows to watch from friends, family and social media, and 73 per cent still watch on a traditional TV set. In addition to watching on a traditional TV, 74 per cent also watch […]

Ultra-HD TVs fast penetrating China market

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Approximately 14 million Ultra-HD TV sets have been shipped globally in 2014, penetrating 6-7 per cent of the overall TV market, according to WitsView, a subsidiary of the Taiwan-based market intelligence firm TrendForce. Chinese vendors, including Skyworth, Changhong and Hisense, have the highest penetration rates. The six largest Chinese brands,

More UHD TVs shipped in Q2 than all of 2013

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More Ultra-HD TV sets were shipped in Q2 2014 than shipped all year in 2013. According to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, 2.1 million sets were shipped in Q2, compared to 1.6 million in 2013. Brands introduced their 2014 model ranges in Q2, with a clear focus on Ultra-HD as the “must-have” consumer feature for high-end […]

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