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11% pay-TV market share by 2015

Findings from ABI Research suggest that worldwide pay-TV subscribers totalled 688m at the end of the second quarter of 2010. “Subscriber growth is fastest in IPTV platforms, while cable and satellite platforms have the most stable growth rate,” according to Jason Blackwell, practice director, digital home at ABI Research. According to ABI data, overall pay-TV […]

August 24, 2010

3D Shipments set to soar to 78m units

Global 3D television shipments will climb to 78m units by 2015, rising at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 80% from 4.2m in 2010, iSuppli Corp. predicts. Revenue from shipments of these sets will boom to $64.3m in 2015, up by nearly a factor of nine from $7.4m in 2010. “While 3D television has […]

August 23, 2010

Connected TV trumps 3D in 2010

While the consumer electronics headlines this year have been dominated by 3D television news, the real story in 2010 is about Internet-Enabled TVs (IETVs or Connected TVs), according to research firm iSuppli Corp. Global shipments of IETVs will amount to 27.7m units in 2010. In contrast, 3D set shipments will total only 4.2m this year. […]

August 23, 2010

80% of TVs 3D-ready

Research firm Parks Associates reports a modest increase in awareness of 3DTV among US broadband households in 2010, but the mainstream viability of 3D depends on availability of premium video content and not one-off events such as the World Cup. The firm’s latest report – Trends in 3DTV – finds 13% of households are familiar […]

August 23, 2010

Multi-service support Euromedia Feature May 2010

Multi Service Support Euromedia Feature May 2010 THE SERVICE PROVIDER WORLD IS CHANGING RAPIDLY, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE SOFTWARE GLUE THAT BINDS OPERATORS SERVICES TOGETHER? STEVE GOLD SPOKE TO SOME OF TODAY’S MOVERS AND SHAKERS IN THE MARKETPLACE TO WORK OUT HOW THIS IMPORTANT SEGMENT IS EVOLVING TO MEET THE DIVERSE NEEDS OF MULTI-SERVICE SERVICE […]

August 13, 2010

Mobile TV ‘moment passed’

A study has found that disappointing adoption levels of existing mobile TV services, allied to competition both from streamed mobile services facilitated by the growing prevalence of WiFi and from mobile reception of free-to-air terrestrial networks, has lead to growing disillusionment within the industry. The Juniper Research report found that the number of paying subscribers […]

August 3, 2010

New media behaviours are sticking

New media behaviours are sticking Interpret, a US 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 first-quarter report reveals the continued proliferation of social networks, further growth of streaming video and the domination […]

July 30, 2010

Mobile TV set for accelerated adoption after 2012

Market inhibitors are being addressed and worldwide adoption will accelerate starting in 2012 through 2015 when total market revenues are forecast to exceed $20 billion says AIB research. The three most important market barriers have been: – The lack of free and simulcast local and national TV programs as a primer for fee-based premium content […]

June 18, 2010

TV boosts UK ad forecast

Group M has dramatically raised its forecast for the UK advertising market in 2010, from flat to 4.2 per cent year-on-year growth. Group M, WPP’s combined media buying operation, expects a particular surge in TV advertising, revising its forecast from an overall decline for 2010 to a year-on-year increase of almost 12 per cent. In […]

June 4, 2010

Piracy costs Spanish industry E5.121bn in 6 months

Digital content pirated in Spain during the second half of 2009 was worth E5.121 billion and accounted for 76 per cent of the CDs, movies, books and video games consumed during that period, according to a study by US consultancy firm IDC By sector, music is most affected by illegal downloading, with a piracy rate […]

June 3, 2010