Advanced Television


Mobile connected devices bolster CE industry

CEA expects the surging sales of mobile connected devices to be significant enough to push the overall industry higher than previously projected: – Tablet computers are projected to grow 157 per cent in 2011, with more than 26.5 million units being shipped to dealers and resulting in $14 billion in shipment revenue. – Smartphone sales […]

July 19, 2011

Digital FTA overtakes pay TV audience share in Oz

Digital free-to-air (FTA) channels have overtaken pay TV in Australian metropolitan audience share, with the June figures showing FTA digital’s 20.25 per cent to pay’s 15.42 per cent. Digital FTA channels nudged past pay TV for the first time in January with a 20.04 per cent metro audience share, compared to pay TV’s 18.87 per […]

July 19, 2011

Triple-play subscriptions to quadruple

More than a quarter of the world’s TV households will subscribe to triple-play services of TV, broadband and telephony by 2016, according to Digital TV Research (DTVR). The Triple-Play Forecasts report, which covers 73 countries, estimates that this is up from only 7.1 per cent penetration at end-2010. Report author Simon Murray said that the […]

July 18, 2011

OTT means telcos need bandwidth solutions

IMS Research’s Global Bandwidth Utilisation Model reveal that the telcos who are IPTV providers face substantial challenges adapting their networks to accommodate the onslaught of over-the-top (OTT) video. IMS Research estimates that in 2010 peak bandwidth utilisation was 44 per cent of capacity, and that the bandwidth usage per household is forecast to increase by […]

July 18, 2011

BBC surveys UK 3G coverage

The BBC is conducting a major survey into the state of mobile phone coverage in the UK. Over the course of the next month, the project will attempt to chart the availability of 3G and 2G services up and down the country. Mobile operators offer their own coverage maps but no independent survey has yet […]

July 18, 2011

Canadian cable and satellite profits climb

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released statistical and financial information on Canadian broadcasting distribution companies. For the year ending on August 31st 2010, this sector of the broadcasting industry experienced strong growth as the combined revenues for cable, satellite and multipoint distribution companies rose from $11.4 billion to $12.5 billion. Total revenues […]

July 15, 2011

Asia-Pacific STB growth

The Asia-Pacific region will lead STB growth for the next five years, with shipments approaching 50 per cent of the STBs sold worldwide in 2013-2015 before falling off slightly. Established players delivering cable boxes to China, including Jiuzhou and Coship, stand to gain in market share as unit shipments and ASP increase in Asia. Huawei […]

July 14, 2011

Europeans prefer triple-play packages

Four out of ten Europeans households are buying ‘bundled’ Internet, phone and TV services from a single provider, a Eurobarometer survey shows. The survey also found that 65 per cent of people limit their mobile phone calls because of cost and that calls over the Internet are becoming increasingly popular. The E-Communications Household Survey was […]

July 13, 2011

TV Everywhere demand up in Western Europe

Receiving live TV on a mobile phone, tablet, or computer is a popular feature throughout Western Europe, with 30 per cent of broadband households highly interested in these TV Everywhere services, according to Parks Associates’ recent consumer survey Connected Consumer in Europe. The international research firm found UK broadband households the most interested in receiving […]

July 12, 2011

Media and Entertainment industry ‘ill-prepared’ for digital realities

Findings from a survey conducted by renowned consulting firm Accenture suggest that an ‘overwhelming’ majority (91 per cent) of senior executives of media and entertainment companies admit that they are not taking full advantage of customer data that can deliver customised content, leaving them ill-prepared to seize the revenue opportunities of today’s digital technologies. The […]

July 12, 2011