Advanced Television


Research: 40m connected TVs ship this year

Global shipments of connected televisions such as Google TV, or Apple’s iTV, are expected to grow to about 200 million units in 2015, with strongest growth in the North American market, aided by faster Internet connections and more interactive applications, according to research firm WitsView. This year, shipments of connected TVs

October 13, 2010

Research: Latin America 22m digital cable subs in 2015

NexTV Dataxis notes that in 2010 there were already 6.9 million Digital Cable subscribers in Latin America, with the basis of Digital Cable subscribers in the region had increased by nearly 14 times since 2005. NexTV Dataxis forecasts that by 2015 there would be 22 million Digital Cable subscribers in Latin America, a figure that […]

October 13, 2010

Research: Digital STB market to hit 226m shipments in 2015

The worldwide market for digital STBs – including hard-to-track free-to-air (FTA) satellite (DBS) boxes – will grow from 205 million in 2010 to 226 million in 2015 according to ABI Research. Shipments in North America and Western Europe are falling following largely successful digital transitions, while Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Eastern Europe all see significant […]

October 12, 2010

Viewers like web only content

Next New Networks and YouTube, along with Frank N. Magid Associates, have unveiled findings from their joint study of US online video viewership. The study surveyed a broad range of viewers to measure how they engage with Web original content and how they view this content amidst other entertainment options. The research uncovered that viewers […]

October 12, 2010

Research: Cord cutting is real

A survey from Wedbush Securities shows that US consumers, especially price-sensitive ones, are dumping pay TV services but sticking with the Internet. Whether cord cutting is a real danger or just an overhyped phenomenon is frequently debated in the industry. Analysts say it is difficult to say whether customers who quit their cable programming packages […]

October 11, 2010

Research: DTT landmarks in Europe

Recent data from the MAVISE TV database, developed for the DG Communication of the European Commission by the European Audiovisual Observatory, shows the current status of the European television market. MAVISE contains data on the EU markets plus the candidates Croatia and Turkey. Regarding the roll-out of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), the following developments have […]

October 11, 2010

IPTV leads Spanish pay market, PPV collapses

Telefonica’s IPTV platform Movistar Imagenio continues leading the growth in Spain’s pay-TV market in terms of subscribers, whereas Sogecable-owned DTH platform Digital Plus is losing most. According to the latest report from the Spanish Telecommunications Market Commission (CMT), Movistar Imagenio captured 140,000 new subscribers to 746,000 in the second quarter of the year. It was […]

October 11, 2010From David Del Valle in Madrid

Research: Mobile TV behaviour

“Mobile media usage continues to accelerate across the globe, driven by advancing technologies and the growing number of content options available to consumers,” said Mark Donovan, comScore senior vice president of mobile. “As we look across markets, dramatic differences in mobile media consumption, brand adoption and user behavior become evident. These differences are even more […]

October 11, 2010

Research: Fast net subs to rise fourfold by 2014

Global subscribers to wideband telco services such as Fibre To The Home (FTTH) and VDSL are expected to rise at more than triple the rate of ADSL during the next few years as carriers seek to boost their networks performance, according to the broadband market research firm iSuppli Corp. Wideband telco services subscribers are forecasted […]

October 7, 2010

Research: US cable subs more price sensitive

US consumers are less satisfied with their monthly pay-TV bills compared with last year, according to J.D. Power and Associates’ annual TV customer-satisfaction service survey – and cable subscribers are more likely to feel ‘ripped off’ than telco or satellite TV customers. The average satisfaction rating for the cost of pay-TV prices fell 2.5 per […]

October 7, 2010