Advanced Television


Africa attracts global TV players

Sub-Saharan Africa’s household totals (148 million at end-2011, rising by 20 million over the next six years) are fast approaching similar levels to Western Europe, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. However, the region’s TV household total (38 million at end-2011 – or a quarter of homes) is only equal to the […]

February 6, 2012

Super Bowl a hit on mobile phones

InMobi, the independent mobile ad network, has released its Super Bowl XLVI Mobile Consumption Survey, revealing consumer interaction with mobile during the event. Nearly 40 per cent of respondents used mobile devices in response to TV ads and 45 per cent estimated that they would spend 30 minutes or more on their mobile devices during […]

February 6, 2012

3.5bn IP-enabled CE devices shipped by 2015

According to a report by IMS Research, shipments of residential data modems and gateways will reach 135 million in 2012, and shipments of IP-enabled consumer electronics devices will approach 2.5 billion, rising to 3.5 billion in 2015. “While the concept of a converged multi-screen ecosystem is not new, the reality is that previous attempts to […]

February 2, 2012

UK broadband speeds up 22%

UK consumers are achieving 22 per cent faster broadband speeds at home than they were 12 months ago, Ofcom research has revealed. In November 2011, the average actual UK residential broadband speed was 7.6Mbit/s, compared with 6.2Mbit/s in November/December 2010, and 6.8Mbit/s in May 2011. This increase was mainly as a result of consumers moving […]

February 2, 2012

MNOs held responsible for mobile video quality

A broad survey of mobile phone users conducted for Mobixell Networks by On Device Research, indicates that 74 per cent hold operators most responsible for their video stalling, buffering or taking too long to start when streaming over their mobile network. In light of the sharp increase in mobile video consumption forecast for the coming […]

January 31, 2012

CNN losing TV ratings, but winning online

CNN’s US audience continues to drift away to rivals MSNBC, Fox News and others. However, the table looks very different if you measure online activity. Quoting comScore data for last year, CNN says that it drew more than 73 million unique visitors across all its on-line services last year, and that more than 100 million […]

January 31, 2012By Chris Forrester

Networking technology used by 50%+ of broadband homes

According to research from Futuresource Consulting, of the 600 million global broadband homes at the end of 2011, 400 million deployed home networking technology. By 2015, expectations are for 650 million of the 700 million broadband homes to be interacting with networked devices. Growth for broadband equipment including modems and new generation digital media gateways […]

January 30, 2012

100m hybrid STBs in 2015

Hybrid STBs are a fast-growing segment of the worldwide STB market says NPD In-Stat. The boxes include a TV tuner and an Internet connection. Hybrid STBs are appearing in all service categories and new usage models and applications have provided momentum. As television services begin employing applications that are Internet-connected, hybrid STBs are emerging as […]

January 24, 2012

Smart TV sales suffer from cautious consumer

A YouGov survey late last year revealed that 1 in 10 people in the UK owned a Smart TV, but intention to purchase was very low – only 15 per cent of UK consumers said they would buy one within the next 12 months. YouGov re-ran the survey in January to see if Xmas provided […]

January 24, 2012

UK linear TV viewing remains strong

Linear TV viewing in the UK matched the record level it set in 2010, with commercial TV increasing its share of total viewing to 64 per cent in 2011, according to Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK. The average viewer watched 4 hours, 2 minutes of linear TV a day in […]

January 24, 2012