Advanced Television


Japan’s HDTV, iPad supplies badly hit

Buyers of Japan’s high-tech consumer electronics kit and gadgets are about to find supplies drying up. Factory shutdowns because of the earthquake are beginning to impact the production of flat-panel TVs, iPads, tablets, games consoles, certain cameras and some ‘smart’ phones. The problems are compounded because of the mandatory electricity black-outs affecting much of the […]

March 21, 2011By Chris Forrester

Research: 3DTV numbers look good for Germany

There is growing scepticism over the potential success for 3DTV in some markets, but not – seemingly – in Germany, where last year’s sales figures for 3D sets are likely to be dramatically exceeded. Forecasts from market research company GfK expect 2011 sales figures for 3D sales to top one million units, and significantly beyond […]

March 20, 2011By Chris Forrester

Research: Hungary’s digital viewers grow

Hungary now has 1.45 million digital TV subscribers, up 26,000 in January alone, according to data from its National Media and Telecommunications Authority. There are twelve TV suppliers of one form or another which between them control more than 80 per cent of the market. Cable giant UPC is market leader with a market share […]

March 20, 2011By Chris Forrester

45m IPTV worldwide

There are 45 million IPTV subscribers worldwide, according to research from TeleGeography. According to their research IPTV now accounts for about 10 per cent of the telecom services provider market, up from less than 2 per cent five years ago. It says IPTV subscribers increased by 38 per cent in 2010. Europe is the largest […]

March 18, 2011

1 in 3 online have watched TV

A report from Knowledge Networks indicates that more people are consuming video from TV networks online, and that their tolerance for pre-roll or embedded ads within that video has not diminished since 2006. Knowledge Networks’s most recent TV’s Web Connections report demonstrates that more people are choosing to consume TV network video through free or […]

March 18, 2011

3D TV was over hyped

Early expectations of 3D TV were over hyped by the press, while current coverage laments the fact that 3D has not lived up to its promise. The reality is somewhere between the two extremes. 3D channels have been launched in North America, Europe, and Asia in 2010. More will come in 2011. In addition to […]

March 17, 2011

IPTV subs: 132m by 2015

IPTV subscriptions will reach 131.6 million globally by year-end 2015, a CAGR of 23 per cent, driven by the introduction of IPTV in emerging markets and the extension of coverage in developed markets to secondary and tertiary cities, according to a report by Pyramid Research. Other key findings include: – China will overtake France to […]

March 16, 2011

US pay sector reverses subs loss

The US multichannel sector succeeded in reversing two consecutive quarters of video subscriber losses to achieve positive net adds in the fourth-quarter 2010. The combined gain of 65,000 customers, though weaker than year-ago results, helped boost the industry to a full-year increase of 211,000 customers, according to SNL Kagan estimates of total US video subscribers […]

March 16, 2011

ESPN study shows zero loss to cord cutters

Just 0.18 per cent of US households “cut the cord” between the fourth quarter 2010 and first quarter 2011, according to ESPN analysis of Nielsen households. This study defines “cord-cutters” as multichannel homes with a high-speed Internet connection that drop their cable/telco/satellite subscriptions, but retain their broadband connection to watch television. The current rate of […]

March 15, 2011

MSOs are most profitable media companies

In a study on the growth and profitability of the media and entertainment industry released by Ernst & Young, cable operators showed the highest profitability among all media and entertainment sectors, and interactive media was the fastest growing sector within the industry. The report also reveals that, despite current perceptions, the media and entertainment industry […]

March 15, 2011