Advanced Television


Video services market to top $250bn in 2014

Market research firm Infonetics has released the first edition of its 2010 biannual Video Services and Subscribers report, which tracks telco IPTV, cable video, and satellite video services and subscribers. “Increased competition among video service operators will help keep monthly subscription fees in check, which will offset some of the growth expected from incremental revenue […]

June 3, 2010

Wireless links set to boom

The Consumer Electronics (CE) industry is entering a new era of ubiquitous connectivity, spurring a boom in shipments of video-oriented CE devices equipped with high-bandwidth wireless video interface solutions, according to iSuppli Corp. iSuppli expects the market for video-enabled CE devices with high-bandwidth wireless video interfaces to grow to more than 85.2 million units by […]

June 3, 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

Portuguese pay-TV dwellings top 2.6m

From Branislav Pekic in Rome The number of pay-TV dwellings in Portugal reached 2.6 million at the end of the first quarter, an increase of 277,000 over the same period of 2009 and 69,000 more than in the previous quarter. According to data from regulator Anacom, Zon TV Cabo is still the market leader with […]

June 2, 2010

Mobile TV opportunity for European operators

Telegent Systems has released research findings that point to significant potential for free-to-air mobile TV. Fifty-eight per cent of the British online research sample identified at least one environment, such as while on a train/ bus/ tube, queuing, or in the home or at work/ their desk, in which they would be likely to use […]

June 2, 2010

Online and mobile video set to eclipse TV

Online video consumption amongst younger age groups has now grown to the point that it looks set to overtake traditional television as the platform of choice. The results of the YouGov online research, commissioned by RealNetworks, have revealed that amongst 18 to 25 year olds, roughly half (46 per cent) split their video time at […]

May 31, 2010

Consumers buying 3D TVs – but challenges loom

Worldwide shipments of 3D TVs introduced to the market for the first time in March are expected to reach 4.2 million units in 2010, thanks to increasing traction and acceptance from enthusiastic early adopters. Global 3D TV shipments will then triple to 12.9 million units in 2011 and then more than double to 27.4 million […]

May 28, 2010

3D TV market 78m in 5 Years

In 2009, there were no stereoscopic 3D TV sets on the market. By 2015, there will be over 78 million sold, according to a report from iSuppli. The analyst predicts that 4.2 million 3D sets will be sold this year. However, although iSuppli is bullish on 3D sales, it notes that the standard has several […]

May 27, 2010

FIFA undervaluing online World Cup rights

Research from the Global Web Index has revealed the massive potential for generating revenue from online sports rights. The survey of 16,000 Internet users includes people in many of the countries who will be taking part in the tournament in South Africa including the USA, England, Mexico and South Korea. This year's football World Cup […]

May 27, 2010

3D, connected TV sees sales uptrend

DisplaySearch has increased its worldwide TV market forecast for 2010 by more than 10 million units to 228 million units, given the strong result in 2009 and the positive influence of new technology introductions such as 3D and LED. “The rapid transition to flat panel technologies in emerging markets and the robust level of growth […]

May 26, 2010