Advanced Television


ncreasing demand for connected CE devices

IAn IMS Research's report says that demand for connected CE devices is being driven by increased bandwidth, the evolution of content delivery methods and the convergence of media and communications industries. Adoption of over-the-top content will become an extension of both pay-TV and stand-alone device subscription packages, but OTT on the TV will not become […]

February 10, 2010

Asia-Pacific to drive global mobile TV market

According to the research report “Global Mobile TV Forecast to 2013” by RNCOS, the number of mobile TV subscribers are projected to grow at a CAGR of over 45 per cent between 2009 and 2013 to reach around 450 Million by end-2013. The study predicts that Asia-Pacific region will dominate the global mobile TV market, […]

February 3, 2010

Subscribers will switch for discount

Over two-thirds of American pay television subscribers would be willing to switch providers if offered a price discount of 20 per cent, according to a report just published by Strategy Analytics. While Cable customers were the most likely to churn, only half as many (33 per cent) of Telco TV/IPTV subscribers would switch. The report, […]

February 3, 2010

French VOD market up 175% in two years

The French VOD market continues to see growth, mainly driven by operator offers. According to preliminary figures from GFK, the VOD market grew to over E80 million in 2009, up from E53 million in 2008. TV VOD represents from 80 per cent to 90 per cent of VOD revenues in France. In this market, Orange […]

February 2, 2010

Consumer electronics market returns to growth

After a 6.7 per cent drop in 2009, the global consumer electronics market is expected to achieve a mild recovery in 2010, with revenue expanding by 1.6 per cent partly because of improving sales of LCD-TVs, digital STBs and appliances, according to iSuppli. Worldwide consumer electronics OEM revenue will rise to $317.3 billion in 2010, […]

January 29, 2010

Over 1bn broadband subs by 2013

During 2009 an average of 8.8 million new broadband subscribers worldwide signed up for service each month. By 2013, In-Stat forecasts that the number of global broadband subscribers will surpass 1 billion. Research by In-Stat found the following: – As of December 2009, there were 578 million worldwide broadband subscribers, an increase of 99 million […]

January 22, 2010

STB market mixed in 2009

The Asian market for set top boxes (STB) is estimated to have seen over 40 per cent growth in shipments in 2009, according to In-Stat's market estimates. Meanwhile, the European market saw unit shipments slip 11 per cent in 2009. The North American market was up 2.5 per cent, primarily due to a temporary surge […]

January 22, 2010

Media consumption rising among US young

The amount of time young people spend with entertainment media has risen dramatically, especially among minority youth, according to a study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Today, 8-18 year-olds devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes (7:38) to using entertainment media across a typical day (more than 53 hours a week). And […]

January 21, 2010

Hong Kong DTV penetration rate up 40%

About 46.5 per cent or 1.06 million households, receive digital terrestrial television services in Hong Kong according to a December survey, showing the penetration rate has grown more than 40 per cent since the end of 2008. Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Rita Lau said the service take-up rate has been growing steadily and […]

January 21, 2010

UK media M&A all time low but looking up

In 2009 UK media deals hit their lowest levels since the dot com crash as deal volume fell 36 per cent on the previous year, PricewaterhouseCoopers has reported. But the transformation of traditional media companies, continued reduction of debt levels, and a steadily strengthening economy all signpost a rise in M&A activity in 2010. Just […]

January 19, 2010