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Research: 78% US homes have SVoD

Research: 78% US homes have SVoD

Consumer research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) finds that 78 per cent of all US households have a subscription video on-Demand (SVoD) service from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and/or Hulu –…

Research: UK bought 21m connected devices during lockdown

Research: UK bought 21m connected devices during lockdown

One in five UK adults (21 per cent) – the equivalent of 10.3 million consumers – purchased at least one new digital device as a result of spending more time…

Apple still reliant on devices

Apple still reliant on devices

Apple’s latest results will shows its new services, including TV, have yet to generate meaningful revenue, leaving it reliant on the iPhone and App store. Last year Apple had an…

Smart speaker BBC news for locked-down Leicester

As part of a plan to offer local area updates from across the UK to smart speaker users, the BBC has expedited the launch of a news service into the…

Nigeria: 55% say kids spend too much time on mobile screens

According to a recent survey by Kaspersky, 27 per cent of Nigerian parents do not watch video blogs and are not sure what is popular among modern kids. However, the…

Barça TV+ kicks off

Barça TV+ kicks off

Leading Spanish football club FC Barcelona has launched its new streaming service – Barça TV+ – together with its CULERS Premium Membership programme. Both offerings are part of the club’s…

Streaming, 5G, AI to boost US tech spend to $422bn

Streaming, 5G, AI to boost US tech spend to $422bn

The rising popularity of streaming services along with 5G connectivity and artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled devices will drive revenue growth for the US consumer tech industry to a record $422 billion…

BARB plans reporting enhancements

BARB plans reporting enhancements

The Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB) – the organisation that compiles audience measurement and television ratings in the United Kingdom – is planning a number of initiatives for 2020 better…

Multiview experience for Austrian MotoGP viewers

Multiview experience for Austrian MotoGP viewers

Fans watching live broadcasts of MotoGP races in Austria have been given an exclusive opportunity to personalise their viewing experience thanks to pioneering broadcast technology developed by Austrian advanced streaming…

Guilty pleas in major US streaming case

Guilty pleas in major US streaming case

A resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, has pleaded guilty to multiple criminal copyright and money laundering charges related to his running of iStreamItAll, one of the biggest illegal television show…

Rugby World Cup drives EE spikes

Rugby World Cup drives EE spikes

EE’s data team looked into how fans used their mobiles to follow the home nations during the Rugby World Cup tournament. The early morning schedules, with games kicking off at…

Research: 52% kids multi-task while watching TV

Research: 52% kids multi-task while watching TV

As new video platforms continue to proliferate and entertainment trends evolve, children are consuming increasing amounts of content from a wider variety of sources, and often multi-tasking to fit more…

IDC: Consumer tech-spend $1.7 trillion this year

IDC: Consumer tech-spend $1.7 trillion this year

Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach $1.69 trillion (€1.53tn) in 2019, an increase of 5.3 per cent over 2018. According to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Connected Consumer Spending…

Research: UK mobile viewing not increasing

Research: UK mobile viewing not increasing

Viewing content on-the-go via a portable device is not seeing any noticeable increase in the UK. Sam Tuck, Associate Director at market research institute GfK, said the firm fully expected…

Verance brings watermarking to HbbTV

In a move that will significantly expand the reach of interactive television services in markets worldwide, standards-based watermarking provider Verance has revealed plans to bring its Aspect watermarking technology to…

Google drops Huawei

Huawei’s next smartphone will not come with Google’s popular apps. Google confirmed in August that due to the US government ban on sales to Huawei, it could not license its…

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