Advanced Television


Euro cable: Digital outstrips analogue

New industry figures revealed at Cable Congress 2010 in Brussels indicate continued strong growth from Europe's preferred distribution platform for telephone, television and high-speed broadband Internet services. The annual industry figures showed 13.4 per cent growth in subscribers for broadband Internet – now accounting for 21.5 million connections across Europe – and 21 per cent […]

March 4, 2010

Digital TV expands in Hungary

Hungary’s 14 biggest cable, satellite and IPTV companies had 2,489,000 subscribers at the end of December, 17,000 more than a month earlier, the National Telecommunications Office (NHH) has revealed. Magyar Telekom, Invitel, UPC, FiberNet, DIGI, PR TELEKOM, Zelka, TARR, TvNetWork, ViDaNet, PARISAT, RubiCom, Antenna Hungaria and HD Platform control 80-85 per cent of the pay […]

March 4, 2010

3D TV shipments to hit 78m Units in 2015

Global 3D television shipments will soar to 78 million units by 2015, rising at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 80 per cent from 4.2 million in 2010, iSuppli Corp. predicts. Revenue from shipments of these sets will boom to $64.3 million in 2015, up by nearly a factor of nine from $7.4 million […]

March 2, 2010

Dish subs and revenues rise

Dish Network Corp, the number 2 US satellite television operator, posted better-than-expected quarterly revenue as its subscriber base expanded in the face of a weak economy. Fourth-quarter revenue rose 1.4 per cent to $2.96 billion. Net income came in at $179 million compared with $217 million, the year-ago quarter. Dish, which is controlled by Chief […]

March 2, 2010

DTO disappoints in 09

Online movie sales growth has slowed sharply in 2009. Screen Digest had forecast $360 milliom worth building on $219 million in 2008, but sales fell short at $291 million. The researcher doesn't believe it was recession but that demand just dropped off, not least because of the myriad of services with downloads that won't work […]

March 2, 2010

Over 40% watch broadband/mobile TV monthly

Data from Horowitz Associates’ annual US Broadband Content and Services (BCS) survey of 800 Internet users reveal that 44 per cent watch actual, not user generated, TV content at least once monthly, including viewing online and on handheld devices. Portending future growth of viewing on alternative platforms, incidence of TV consumption on the computer/ handheld […]

February 26, 2010

FTTH Council reports European penetration

The FTTH Council Europe has unveiled the latest figures showing which European countries are leading the way in the penetration of fibre-to-the-home at year-end 2009. Although Sweden, Norway and Slovenia have maintained their places in the top five, they have been overtaken by Lithuania, which made a dynamic jump to the number one position with […]

February 26, 2010

Outdated copyright law confuses consumers

Three out of four (73 per cent) of UK consumers don't know what they are allowed to copy or record, according to research from Consumer Focus, who is calling on the Government to reform the UK's outdated copyright law before the laws lose all credibility. Most copyright law was written at a time when digital […]

February 25, 2010

Connected TVs 25% of new in US

More than one quarter of all TVs purchased by US consumers in January were linked to the Internet, according to a survey conducted by iSuppli. Among US consumers that purchased new televisions in January, 27.5 per cent indicated their sets were connected to the Internet, either though the internal capabilities of their TVs, or via […]

February 25, 2010

Consumer interest growing for OTT video

Nearly 37 per cent of broadband households in North America are extremely or very interested in viewing Over-the-Top video content on the home TV, according to market research firm, In-Stat. The demand is growing as companies such as Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and Apple, offer streamed or downloadable TV and movie content. Similarly, a growing set […]

February 24, 2010