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US Senators decry lack of STB choice and competition

Findings gleaned by two US lawmakers suggest that consumers have little choice in their pay-TV set-top boxes, with the average household spending $231 (€254) a year on STB rental fees.…

4K TV shipments to grow 147%

4K TV shipments to grow 147%

According to the worldwide TV market report from Futuresource Consulting, 4K TV shipments are expected to grow by 147 per cent in 2015, despite an overall 2 per cent fall…

Analyst: Pricing pressure drags on STB market

Unit shipments of set-top boxes worldwide improved 2 per cent sequentially in the first quarter of 2015, and were up 3 per cent from the year-ago first quarter, according to…

Upgrades drive HFC nodes to double

IHS forecasts global hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) optical node shipments to more than double in the 5 years from 2014 to 2019, jumping from 92,000 to 200,000. Driving the boost are…

Flat panel display revenues to fall in 2015

Flat panel display revenues to fall in 2015

Led by declining thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT LCD) revenues, global flat panel display (FPD) industry revenue is forecast to fall 2 per cent, from $131.4 billion (€118.9bn) in 2014 to…

Encoder market to decline 21% by 2020

According to the latest report from Futuresource Consulting, the broadcast (linear) encoder markets are due to decline over the next five years. Revenues are expected to decline by…

IoT connected devices over 38bn units by 2020

Data from Juniper Research has revealed that the number of IoT (Internet of Things) connected devices will number 38.5 billion in 2020, up from 13.4 billion in 2015: a rise…

Analyst: ‘Ultra HD investment hitting new highs’

Analyst: ‘Ultra HD investment hitting new highs’

Ultra HD programming is expected to see strong take-up rates globally, with failure to invest now will mean a failure to tap into its growing premium revenues, according to Alan…

Smartphones 95% of all handset sales by 2020

Smartphones 95% of all handset sales by 2020

According to a forecast by the independent telecoms analyst firm Ovum, total handset sales are expected to grow from 1.88 billion to 2.16 billion units between 2014 and 2020, at…

20% of iPhone users to purchase Apple Watch

Apple Watch is set to boom and, according to Futuresource Consulting, a large part of this will come from existing iPhone users. The latest perspectives report has covered six countries…

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