Advanced Television


Women dominate connected TV use

Women’s digital media habits outpaced men’s in 2011, according to international research firm Parks Associates, which reports that women share more content online and download more movies and music than men. For example, women are 73 per cent more likely than men to have watched a full-length TV show online in the past 30 days. […]

January 12, 2012

TiVo: Catch-up and OTT now outrank broadcast

TiVo has released research showing that the consumption of recorded television and Internet-delivered programming is quickly surpassing live TV viewership. Nearly two thirds of the viewing on web-connected TiVo units is now delayed television or on-demand video via broadband. That’s the latest data from TiVo’s audience research unit, which tracks anonymous usage across some two […]

January 11, 2012

30%+ of pay-TV subs will be ‘TV Everywhere’ by 2016

According to TDG’s latest analysis, by 2016 more than 30 million households will use operator-provided ‘TV Everywhere’ (TVE)  services to access programmes on their net-connected devices. “The logic is straightforward,” notes Colin Dixon, TDG Senior Partner and author of the new report. “If consumers can access their Pay-tv services on their PCs, pads, and mobile […]

January 11, 2012

DTO and DVD sales slump in US

US consumers are turning away from owning movies to watch in their homes, buying far fewer releases in 2011 than in previous years. Total revenues from the sale of films on DVDs, Blu-rays and via digital distribution dropped more than 12 per cent to $9.5 billion, according to a report released by the Digital Entertainment […]

January 11, 2012

2012: “A Trillion dollar” year for CE

GfK’s Digital World report published in partnership with CES in Las Vegas says that this year will see consumer spending on technology devices will exceed $1 trillion for the first time, up five per cent on 2011’s record spend of $993 billion. Extra growth has come from the increasingly important Asia-Pac market (which includes the […]

January 11, 2012By Chris Forrester

Danish online video viewing growing rapidly

Danish online video viewing is going through a rapid growth. According to analysis conducted by the Danish IT company, Xstream, 94 per cent of all Danes who go online watch online video content, in average, all Danes are in average watching 57 online video clips each month. In 2011, Xstream delivered more than 2.1 billion […]

January 11, 2012

Accenture: Consumers buying fewer TVs, watching less content

A pre-CES survey from consulting firm Accenture suggests that consumers intend to buy fewer televisions this year and fewer are regularly watching content on them. According to the 2012 Global Consumer Electronics Products and Services Usage Report – which surveyed 10,000 consumers across Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, and the […]

January 10, 2012

$22bn in US ads will move to VoD and new devices

Customers’ adoption of new viewing formats, including VoD and viewing on media tablets and smartphones, will cause up to $22 billion (30 per cent) of the US pay-TV advertising market to shift to new formats by 2016. Western Europe will see similar shifts, while the rest of world will lag in its transition of advertising […]

January 6, 2012

10% use 90% of mobile data

One per cent of consumers are generating half of all traffic. The top 10 per cent of users, meanwhile, are consuming 90 per cent of wireless bandwidth. Arieso the UK consultancy documented the statistical gap when it tracked 1.1 million customers of a European mobile operator during a 24-hour period in November. The gap between […]

January 6, 2012

Global tablet market hits 15.5m shipments in Q3 2011

The consumer tablet market hit a global high of 15.5 million units shipped in Q3 2011 climbing from 4.5 million in Q3 2010, according to the Tablet Tracking report from Futuresource Consulting. The USA leads the way in tablet adoption accounting for 46 per cent of global ownership, and exceeding an installed base of 24 […]

January 6, 2012