Advanced Television


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

New platforms gain ground on TV

Horowitz Associates’s annual ‘State of Cable and Digital Media’ study reveal that, at least weekly, almost a third of US urban consumers (31 per cent) watch TV content via alternative platforms such as on a computer/laptop, on a mobile device/tablet, or streamed directly from the Internet to the TV through an OTT device such as […]

March 14, 2011

50m wireless video devices to ship in 2015

In what is still a young market, several technologies are vying for supremacy, but according to ABI Research the market will most likely favour hybrid solutions. In fact, many companies are already laying the foundation with standards such as P1905.1 and products featuring tri-band solutions in the works. ABI Research expects that just over 50 […]

March 14, 2011

OTT 110% growth in Western Europe

Revenues from Over-the-top TV services are set for years of strong growth, according to the latest report by ITMedia Consulting. In its ‘Next Generation Television’ report, the Rome-based consultancy predicts a 110 per cent growth per year by 2014 throughout Western Europe, including Italy. At the end of 2011, revenues of the entire sector amounted […]

March 11, 2011From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Media piracy in emerging economies

‘Media Piracy in Emerging Economies’ a large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia, tells two overarching stories: one tracing the explosive growth of piracy as digital technologies became cheap and ubiquitous around the world, and another following the growth […]

March 11, 2011

Pay-TV grows 15.2% in Venezuela

At the end of 2010, pay-TV, either via cable or satellite, grew 15.2 per cent (333,000) over the year in Venezuela and reached a total of 2.52 million homes. Some 37 per cent of all Venezuelan homes now subscribe to pay-TV. The subscriber base grew from 2,192,519 in December 2009 to 2,526,050 in 2010. In […]

March 11, 2011By Chris Forrester

Connected device shipments to boom

Overall shipments of consumer connected devices will increase from 262.1 million units in 2010 to 712.1 million units in 2015 according to Infinite Research.  Shipment growth is being driven by product manufacturers who are increasingly incorporating cellular and/or Wi-Fi connectivity into their devices.  This trend will cause the global installed base of Consumer Connected Devices […]

March 9, 2011