Advanced Television


New apps outrank established brands

Data from the June Application Strategies’ Monthly iPhone Entertainment App Tracker – covering 150 individual countries – indicates that established entertainment brands are being outshone by less well known applications potentially creating new media powerhouses across the globe. Of the top ten most popular free and grossing apps – based on number of appearances globally […]

July 22, 2015

China leads mobile subscription rankings

According to research by global analyst firm Ovum, China Mobile is ranked in first place, Vodafone in second, and India’s Bharti Airtel in third as the three largest mobile operating groups in the world in terms of proportionate subscriptions. Mai Barakat, Senior Analyst, Middle East and Africa, Telecoms says “based on the rankings in late […]

July 22, 2015

80% expect to use video calling more in next 5 years

Research carried out by Alcatel-Lucent has revealed that consumers are increasingly looking to service providers to offer them high-definition voice and video calling services over LTE and Wi-Fi. In a study of 5,500 smartphone owners in the US, UK, Japan and Brazil, Alcatel-Lucent also identified how new technologies such as wearables, connected homes and cars, […]

July 22, 2015

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 a compound annual growth (CAGR) rate of 2.4 per cent. Smartphones will comprise 95 per cent of global handset sales by 2020, up from 65 […]

July 21, 2015

Next-gen Slingbox enhances mobile viewing

Sling Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corp, has unveiled the Slingbox M2 — a new entertainment experience designed to meet the ongoing shift in consumers’ television viewing habits. With the Slingbox M2 bundle, Sling Media says that today’s ultra-connected generation will have uncompromised access to their live and recorded home TV content from […]

July 17, 2015

HBO NOW available on Amazon Fire tablets

Amazon has confirmed that HBO NOW – the broadcaster’s OTT service – is available on Fire tablets, and will be available on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick in the coming weeks. “If there’s one thing Fire TV and Fire tablet customers are telling us, it’s that they love to watch their favourite movies […]

July 17, 2015

Sports viewers embracing second-screen sports apps

Research from TDG finds that a third of US broadband users have used a second-screen sports app while watching a game on TV. Engagement will further broaden and deepen during the next ten years as more leagues and conferences introduce their own apps, and as these apps become better attuned to the needs of live […]

July 16, 2015

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 and found that 20 per cent of iPhone users intend to purchase an Apple Watch in the next 12 months. In the USA in particular, […]

July 15, 2015

Motive completes integration of Google Cast

Motive Television has announced updates to the TabletTV US Apps that will allow TabletTV users who own a Chromecast to cast what they are viewing on their tablets directly to their home TV screen.  The new app updates are available free to TabletTV US users at the Apple and Google Play app stores respectively. In […]

July 15, 2015

TiVo users now able to stream to Apple TV

Next-generation television services specialist TiVo has confirmed that for the first time, TiVo users can access their content on TV via a third party consumer electronics device. TiVo users can now stream their recorded shows to Apple TV via AirPlay. TiVo says its users have yet another way to watch their favourite shows, on another […]

July 14, 2015