Advanced Television


Research: Content protection key to Internet video profitability

Consumers increasingly want to access video content across the various video-capable devices they own, and service providers, content owners, online video distributors and device manufacturers are all keen to provide it. However, new technologies are urgently needed to secure multiplatform video content against piracy and unauthorised access, according to a major new report – Content […]

February 25, 2011

Box office high, but piracy casts shadow

Figures released by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) show that global box office receipts for all films released around the world reached an all time high of $31.8 billion, an increase of eight per cent over 2009. The US/Canada market repeated its peak performance from last year, but remained flat at $10.6 billion. […]

February 24, 2011By Colin Mann

Android accelerates convergence

There will be an installed base of 140 million Android portable devices, including smartphones and tablets, by the end of 2011, according to IMS Research forecasts. The market intelligence firm says the recent unveiling of Google’s Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system for tablets, along with enhancements to the Android Market website, will do much to […]

February 22, 2011

Samsung tops global TV market

Samsung Electronics maintains the top spot in the global market for a fifth year in a row. According to DisplaySearch, the Korean manufacturer garnered a 22.1 per cent share of the world market with sales of $26 billion. LG Electronics came in second with 14.1 per cent ($16.6 billion in sales), followed by Sony at […]

February 22, 2011

Research: 1bn connected devices by 2015

In 2010, there was a rapid shift toward consumer electronics (CE) devices with networking and web content capabilities. Connected devices are expected to grow exponentially over the next five years.  By 2015, In-Stat predicts there will be 1 billion web-enabled, stationary CE devices in operation worldwide. “Smart TVs and Blu-ray players (that support online apps) […]

February 21, 2011

Online video delivers 47.1% growth

Professional video produced, published and hosted by US online-only media brands rose by 47.1 per cent in 2010 to 72.3 billion views, the highest annual growth rate seen since 2007, according to a report published by AccuStream Research. Growth in 2010 was driven in part by increased episodic TV viewing (over 10 billion total long-form […]

February 18, 2011

US Cable: No cord-cutting evidence

Cable TV and telcos that provide subscription services say industry gains in the fourth quarter returned to normal following a spate of cancellations spurred by the end of discounted pricing. Comcast announced its loss of 135,000 video subscribers was about a third less than expected as it held onto more customers with better programming, and […]

February 17, 2011

76% of online users will watch TV by 2015

eMarketer estimates that in 2011, 68.2 per cent of US Internet users, or 158.1 million people, will be watching video content online each month. By 2015, that figure will increase to 76 per cent of Internet users, or 195.5 million people. In the same period, online video advertising spending will surge from $1.97 billion to […]

February 17, 2011

Ads in premium TV earn most attention

A study by digital video ad sales rights/ad server company FreeWheel pegs completion rates of video ads in content 20 minutes or longer — typically in premium TV shows — at 81 per cent. Shorter, professionally produced videos — 5 minutes to 20 minutes long — only get a 62 per cent completion rate. “Length […]

February 17, 2011

Netflix gains and engages viewers

Online video viewing data for January showed a 45 per cent increase in time spent on video in the US, and underscored that Netflix’s streaming video service continues to build momentum. Netflix has become the only paid video service to be a top 10 video site on the Internet when looking at total number of […]

February 16, 2011