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Facebook dominates new media landscape

Interpret, an entertainment, media and technology market research firm, has released data from its quarterly New Media Measure study that tracks media behaviours, device ownership, attitudes and product consumption.  Behaviour and trending data from its 2010 second-quarter report reveals the preference for streaming over downloading video and the growth of Facebook within the social media […]

September 23, 2010

Pay-TV STB shipments set to fall

Pay TV STB shipment volumes reach an all time high in 2009 with 127 million units shipped according to research by Screen Digest. Despite a 3 per cent growth in volumes the value of the industry fell to E9.2 billion. Motorola remained the number one pay TV set-top box vendor by shipment volumes with Pace […]

September 22, 2010

Over 25% of UK homes have completed switchover

More than a quarter of UK homes are in areas that have completed the switchover from analogue to digital TV.  Figures show that around 6.92 million – or 26 per cent of homes – have now completed the switchover process. Earlier this year Wales became the UK’s first digital TV nation when the analogue signal […]

September 22, 2010

37% of younger Netflix users cutting cord

Netflix subscribers aged 25 to 34 have cancelled their pay-TV services in favor of Netflix’s streaming service, according to a survey of about 250 subscribers conducted by Credit Suisse. Another nearly 30 per cent of 18-24 year-olds said they are opting for Netflix over cable. The company recently debuted applications that allow the video streaming […]

September 20, 2010

Broadband passes 500m subs

Broadband has taken a significant step forward as the number of subscriber lines passed the 500 million mark in July 2010.  The milestone was revealed as the Broadband Forum provided its global Broadband and IPTV Industry Update at its quarterly meeting in Hong Kong. Robin Mersh, Chief Executive Officer of the Broadband Forum, said: “Today […]

September 20, 2010

Consumers remain confused by subscription HDTV

According to a Populus poll commissioned by TVonics, confusion still reigns over in the UK whether or not its necessary to pay a subscription based service in order to watch and record HD TV. When asked “What monthly subscription charge do you need to pay in order to watch and record HDTV channels like BBC […]

September 16, 2010

Latin America poised for TV-services surge

Television services in Latin America will grow by double digits over the next five years, outpacing service growth in Asia and other emerging markets, according to Parks Associates.  A report by the firm reveals the Latin American region will achieve a cumulative annual growth rate of 10 per cent through 2014, compared to less than […]

September 15, 2010

Emerging DTH markets propel STB shipment growth

  Demand for satellite STBs in emerging markets such as India and China will drive STB shipments in 2010 as many advanced markets recover from the global economic slowdown. According to a report by IMS Research, Brazil, China, India, and Indonesia will account for more than 40 per cent of all pay and free-to-air satellite […]

September 10, 2010

UK viewers take control of when they watch

Research released by Rovi Corporation to better understand TV consumption in the UK has found that viewers have shifted their TV watching behaviour, based on the introduction of entertainment technologies, such as on demand TV or ‘series record TV’, resulting in the emergence of a new TV culture.  The survey results report that nearly 70 […]

September 9, 2010

UK consumers ‘unlikely to buy 3D TV’

UK consumers ‘unlikely to buy 3D TV’   Just two per cent of UK consumers are planning on purchasing a 3D television over the next 12 months, according to research by Deloitte. Those aged between 25 and 34 were the most likely to say they were planning to buy a set, with five per cent […]

August 26, 2010