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Forecast: AR/VR revenue $67bn by 2024

Digi-Capital’s virtual and augmented reality forecast is for global revenue to grow from over $13 billion this year to more than $67 billion by 2024. Yet today’s market is still evolving beyond its early stage of offering related point solutions to specific problems, to becoming a fully functioning ecosystem in its own right. Different parts […]

August 3, 2020

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 enormous launch for four new services: TV+, Arcade, News+ and the Apple Card but the propositions haven’t moved the dial on Apple’s top line, reports […]

July 28, 2020

Data: Digital video booms during UK lockdown

Data released by the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and compiled by The Official Charts Company (OCC) has shown that consumer spend on digital film to buy and keep grew by more than 87 per cent during the lockdown period to a year-to-date value of £113 million (€124m) to the end of June as […]

July 23, 2020

IAITAM: “TikTok unnecessarily endangers phone data”

The nation of India, the US military, and banking giant Wells Fargo already have either banned TikTok app use altogether or at least on company mobile devices. Should your organisation follow suit and prohibit the popular app TikTok on company and even personal phones? The International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) has now warned […]

July 16, 2020

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 kids themselves are interested in watching such content: one third of children in Nigeria watch video blogs, including those dedicated to games and toys (60 […]

June 30, 2020

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 new digital strategy and reflect the new ways in which fans are engaging with sports and entertainment brands worldwide. Barça claims to be the current […]

June 4, 2020By Colin Mann

Apple Services expands global availability

Apple has announced that more customers around the world can enjoy many of Apple’s most popular Services. The App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and iCloud are now available in 20 more countries, and Apple Music is available in 52 additional countries. “We’re delighted to bring many of Apple’s most beloved Services to […]

April 21, 2020

Report: Theatrical, home ent market tops $100bn

The global entertainment market in 2019 topped $100 billion (€88.81bn) for the first time ever, reaching $101 billion, according to a new report from the Motion Picture Association. The 2019 international box office also surpassed $30 billion for the first time. Meanwhile, global home/mobile entertainment continued its explosive growth, reaching $58.8 billion. “The film, television, […]

March 12, 2020

GSMA: Big gender gap in mobile internet access

A GSMA study shows that despite progress, the gender gap in mobile internet usage remains substantial, with over 300 million fewer women than men accessing the internet from a mobile device in low- and middle-income countries. Affordability remains the critical barrier to mobile ownership, while lower awareness, as well as a lack of literacy and […]

March 5, 2020

BT Sport refreshes small screen app

BT is updating the BT Sport app for small screen devices such as mobiles and tablets, enhancing the viewing experience for its customers with a range of new features. With immediate effect, BT Sport customers can update to the latest version of the app to take advantage of new features including an improved interface featuring […]

March 4, 2020By Colin Mann