Advanced Television


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

Research: OTT will need ‘trial and error’

Identifying the successful “new services,” licensing models, and associated “business models” will require continual trial and error, with no certainty of success says In-Stat. “The decline of retail video disc sales, coupled with on-demand viewing of TV content and the threat of video cord cutting, points to enormous changes ahead for the video entertainment industry,” […]

October 6, 2010

50m 3D TV sets in 2015

In 2013, according to ABI Research, market growth will start to accelerate, and shipments of 3D TV sets will approach 50 million in 2015. “The 3D TV market is moving faster than expected,” notes industry analyst Michael Inouye. “There was widespread skepticism that production models would be available so quickly. But by June this year […]

October 6, 2010

Research: Consumers like new sources but won’t “cut cord”

Interest in and consumption of online media continues to grow and remain strong. While pay-TV operators have not yet seen a significant impact on their subscriber bases, early indicators suggest online media will eventually compete with pay-TV.  An ABI Research consumer survey revealed that about 32 per cent of those surveyed are interested in watching […]

October 5, 2010

Digital strategy key to future success

Keynote speakers at MIPCOM’s Industry Outlook panel have suggested that strategic flexibility will be a critical weapon as major media companies face the challenges created by digital transformation. According to Marcel Fenez, global leader, entertainment and media at PricewaterhouseCoopers, consumer behaviour in the digital era is starting to follow defined patterns. “What we are starting […]

October 5, 2010From Colin Mann in Cannes

TV ads grow faster than Internet advertising

According to figures released on by the UK Internet Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers, spending on Internet advertising increased by 10 per cent in the first half of the year, to £1.67 billion (E1.92bn). The growth rate has picked up from last year, when online spending rose 4.2 per cent, but has fallen behind that of […]

October 5, 2010