Advanced Television


Consumers not ready for ‘cloud locker’

The industry is rapidly moving content solutions to the cloud, but consumer interest is not keeping pace, as less than 30 per cent of US broadband households find the digital locker an attractive alternative for music or video, according to Parks Associates. “In terms of rich media, consumers want everything, everywhere, and companies are actively […]

March 2, 2011

APAC leads on IPTV

RNCOS reports Asia Pacific is clearly at the forefront of the IPTV movement. Several factors make Asia an attractive ground for IPTV service. For example, many countries in the region have robust broadband access networks boasting connection speeds higher than the rest of the world. The required infrastructure for IPTV service is already present. Besides, […]

March 2, 2011

PC-to-TV connectivity common

According to a report from The Diffusion Group (TDG), approximately one-third of broadband users in the US connect a PC to their TV specifically to enjoy PC or online video on the “big screen” at least once a year. Michael Greeson, founding partner and director of research at TDG, notes that, despite substantial early efforts […]

March 2, 2011

70% of public find piracy OK

A study on whether some law breaking is socially acceptable has revealed that 70 per cent believe downloading illicit material from the Internet is acceptable. Three out four, however, felt it was completely unacceptable to then sell that product on for profit. The study, published by the Rockwool Foundation Research Unit, questioned participants on morals […]

March 1, 2011

OTT enhances operator VOD

On-demand services from pay-TV operators are becoming more robust each year with more free content and integration of over-the-top (OTT) services. IMS Research projects that in 2011, 72 per cent of VOD requests via pay-TV platforms will be free transactions. OTT content delivered via set-tops will account for a fair share of free transactions, as […]

March 1, 2011

Gamers prefer mobile phone

Among mobile phone gamers in UK and US, the mobile phone is now the primary gaming device of choice, leapfrogging video game consoles and personal computers in less than two years, according to a study by Popcap Games. ‘Smartphone’ owners are by far the most avid consumers of mobile phone games. These and other purchase […]

March 1, 2011

Virgin predicts 1bn On Demand in 2011

The Virgin Media Entertainment Index reveals 2010 was a record breaking year for On Demand viewing, with just under 900 million programmes watched in total – a 10 per cent increase on the previous record, set in 2009. Virgin Media’s On Demand service is the third most watched ‘channel’ on the platform with customers, on […]

February 28, 2011

1m HD for Sky Deutschland

Sky Deutschland has claimed over one million HD subscribers. The figure includes customers that have STBs to receive HD channels in the operator’s basic package, rather than those who subscribe to a specific HD service. Earlier this month, Sky said it ended December with 593,000 HD subscribers. Sky’s entry level TV package includes Discovery HD, […]

February 28, 2011

Global mobile entertainment revenues $52bn in 2015

IE Market Research Corporation (IEMR) has published its Q1 2011 Global Mobile Entertainment Forecast, 2008 – 2015. “We think that the global mobile entertainment market will see significant growth over the next five years. Globally, we are expecting mobile multimedia revenue to rise from $32 billion in 2009 to $52.8 billion in 2015. Compound Annual […]

February 28, 2011

Video consumption: DTO still rules

While streaming from “the cloud” is all the rage, when it comes to consumers managing and storing their electronic home video libraries, downloading and viewing digital video on the PC still rules the day. According to In-Stat’s consumer survey, nearly 50 per cent of US broadband households report that they store their electronic video home […]

February 25, 2011