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Research: Consumers have reached peak TV

The era of ‘peak TV’ is ending, and providers face substantial headwinds which may constrain subscriber growth, according to Hub Entertainment Research’s annual Monetization of Video survey, which indicates most consumers are now either at or near their maximum number of TV sources, and are not actively looking to spend more money on video entertainment. […]

July 11, 2023

5G FWA boost for MDU connectivity

A new project has been launched by open standards development body Broadband Forum to help connect Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs), such as apartment complexes, with 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) to help reach up to multi-gigabit connectivity speeds. The ‘Fixed Wireless Access Extension’ project from Broadband Forum’s Wireless Wireline Convergence (WWC) Work Area will focus on […]

July 6, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: 86% of movers would consider a smart home

Findings from a survey carried out by Samsung and the analysis of UK Google search results reveal the overarching themes that are permeating consumer conversations regarding smart technology in the home. The survey of 1,000 adults looking to move home (buy or rent) in the next five years, combined with the analysis of Google search […]

June 29, 2023

Data: Smart home device shipment decline continues

Global shipments of smart home devices continued to decline in the first quarter of 2023 as shipments fell 5.6 per cent year over year to 186.0 million units, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device Tracker. Smart speakers and networked video entertainment devices faced the steepest declines in the first […]

June 28, 2023

DISH wins copyright infringement case

Anti-piracy organisation the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed  that a federal court in California has granted summary judgment on all claims in an IBCAP coordinated lawsuit against Jadoo TV and its US-based CEO, Sajid Sohail, finding them liable for direct, contributory and vicarious copyright infringement. The case was brought by IBCAP member […]

June 16, 2023By Colin Mann

SoftAtHome delivers etisalat by e& smart home service

SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video and analytics, has been chosen by etisalat by e& as an Alexa Voice control trusted solution provider to deliver the latest smart eLife Set-Top Box (STB) and backend software to enable Alexa voice control features in Arabic and English. The new generation of STBs includes a smart […]

May 30, 2023

Portugal: Vodafone launches 5 in 1 TV box

Vodafone Portugal has launched Vodafone TV play, a 5 in 1 4K TV personalised, dubbed the ‘smart box of the future;. The device brings together embedded Android TV, the interface of the Vodafone TV service, the Android T smart system, voice control support via Google Assistant, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system, with Dolby […]

May 24, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Paramount+ now on Virgin TV

Customers of UK pay-TV operator Virgin Media with Virgin TV 360 or Stream can now access the Paramount+ SVoD service directly via their set-top box for £6.99 (€8.03) per month, or £69.90 per year. Paramount+ is the latest in a series of apps to become available on Virgin TV, offering customers access to more than […]

May 15, 2023

Surveys highlight effective site blocking benefits

The most recent piracy landscape consumer surveys commissioned by trade body the Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) show that while piracy rates remain stable in many countries around Asia-Pacific, there have been notable increases in piracy rates in Thailand and Taiwan, with a discernible increase also in Hong Kong. Notably, rights holders face challenges in procuring […]

May 15, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: Same-brand device ecosystems drive consumer loyalty

Kantar, the marketing data and analytics company, has released its latest Worldpanel ComTech data on the decision-making journey for technology devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, TVs, smart speakers, domestic appliances, and also Wearables (smartwatches & fitness trackers). The data reveals that the same brand ownership across multiple devices consolidates brand loyalty and drives revenue by […]

March 29, 2023