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UK linear TV viewing remains strong

Linear TV viewing in the UK matched the record level it set in 2010, with commercial TV increasing its share of total viewing to 64 per cent in 2011, according to Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK. The average viewer watched 4 hours, 2 minutes of linear TV a day in […]

January 24, 2012

Telco pay-TV subs close to 100m

Data from TeleGeography show that at the end of Q3 2011 telcos worldwide had a total of 94 million pay-TV subscribers, giving them a 12 per cent share of the global pay-TV market.  Leading the telco charge is America Movil with ten million pay-TV subscribers, thanks to a dominant market position in Brazil and Colombia […]

January 23, 2012

Streaming increasingly popular in UK

Findings from consultancy firm KPMG suggest that streamed TV is becoming more mainstream in the UK, with the use of online streaming services such as BBC iPlayer, ITV iPlayer or 4oD on the rise, particularly among younger people. According to the firm’s latest KPMG Media & Entertainment Barometer, among streaming services offered in the UK, […]

January 23, 2012

Analyst: TV Everywhere $12bn annual revenue

Laura Martin, Senior Media Analyst at investment bank Needham & Co., has estimated that as ‘TV Everywhere’ services are rolled out over the next three to five years, they could add $12 billion in annual revenue to the US TV ecosystem. According to Martin, revenue of the US television ecosystem in 2012 will total approximately […]

January 23, 2012

Smartphones, tablets drive shift in European media consumption

Digital business analytics specialist comScore and mobile telco TelefЧnica Germany have shared the results of a study showing the shift in media consumption triggered by smartphones, tablets and other connected devices. The report – Connected Europe – How Smartphones and Tablets are Shifting Media Consumption – was revealed at the DLD (Digital Life Design) conference […]

January 23, 2012

Connected TV to dominate TV shipments

With forecasts exceeding 80 per cent of units shipped by 2015, connected TVs are expected to lead the way in global TV shipments escalating from 27 per cent in 2011, according to new research from Futuresource Consulting. On a regional level, Japan leads the way in the adoption of connected TVs, with 59 per cent […]

January 20, 2012

5m ‘second tablets’ to be purchased in 2012

According to predictions by Deloitte, more and more people are going to own more than one tablet device. Jolyon Barker, global lead for Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications department, said: “The tablet explosion has shown little sign of slowing down since hitting the market in 2010 and is set to take the mantle of the […]

January 20, 2012

Kiosks, on-demand hit DVD retail

US consumer rental of movies in DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats fell by 11 per cent in 2011, versus the prior year, and the landscape of retailers has shifted dramatically, according to market research company The NPD Group. The leader in physical-disc rentals was Redbox, whose unit volume increased by 29 per cent year over […]

January 20, 2012

Wi-Fi home video devices 600m units in 2015

The popularity of OTT video has created a demand for Wi-Fi in the entertainment cluster of home living rooms. Increasingly, home video entertainment devices such as digital TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, and all versions of STBs are coming to the market Wi-Fi-connected, so the devices can connect to the web and to each other. […]

January 18, 2012

CEA: Home media landscape shifting to digital content

Findings from a study by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) suggest that more than half (53 per cent) of online US adults watch some form of streaming or downloaded video content in the home. Those consumers have a distinct preference for streaming video versus downloading content, as 51 per cent view streaming content and spend […]

January 18, 2012