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China IPTV subs to double in 2010

Subscribers in China to IPTV will double in 2010, the result of an official government push to accelerate convergence among the country's various telecommunications, broadcast and Internet operators. Subscribers in China to IPTV will jump to 8.5 million in 2010, rising by a hefty 96 per cent from 4.4 million in 2009, according to iSuppli. […]

March 25, 2010

Americans surf and see

Americans are spending more time watching television and surfing the Internet simultaneously, and nearly 60 per cent of TV viewers use the Web at the same time at least once a month, according to a Nielsen report. The Nielsen Three Screen Report said the findings in its study belied early concerns that the growing popularity […]

March 24, 2010

Content vital to 3D sales

Increased availability of 3D content is vitally important to sales of 3D-enabled TVs in 2010 and beyond, according to research from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Content remains the key component in future adoption of 3D in the home. Two-thirds (67 per cent) of those planning to buy a 3D-enabled TV within the next three […]

March 23, 2010

Suppliers turnover down but signs positive

IABM, the industry association that represents broadcast and media technology suppliers worldwide, has published its latest Industry Index which tracks the financial performance of supplier companies in the sector. Global sales turnover by those supplying technology to broadcast and media companies has declined by 7.2 per cent for the last 12 months as compared to […]

March 16, 2010

Consumers want best of both worlds

Consumers want their Internet TV, according to market research firm In-Stat. Based on In-Stat's new multi-client research, 26 per cent of US consumer respondents report viewing Internet TV more than once per week. However, rather than a substitute for traditional pay-TV services, consumers want Over-the-Top (OTT) Internet video to compliment traditional TV offerings. “Consumers want […]

March 11, 2010

US online ad spend to overtake print

US online advertising and marketing spending will overtake print this year as traditional media spending continues to decline, according to a study by research company Outsell. Online spending is forecast to rise 9.6 per cent to $119.6 billion, while print spending will fall 3 per cent to $111.5 billion, according to a survey of 1,000 […]

March 10, 2010

TV and online ads in harmony

Media buyers’ primary objective for online video advertising campaigns is to deliver incremental reach to TV, according to research from Web TV Enterprise. Findings from the second bi-annual UK Online Video Advertising Market Report show that more than 40 per cent of media buyers now use video advertising campaigns for this purpose, indicating that TV […]

March 9, 2010

Connected MP3 Players offer revenue opportunity

The online content services market targeted at portable CE devices is poised for substantial growth over the next few years, particularly as more connected devices enter consumers‚ hands. IMS Research forecasts that online content purchases made by users of iPods and other portable media players (PMPs) will generate $37.1 billion in service revenues in 2015. […]

March 5, 2010

Digital TV expands in Hungary

Hungary’s 14 biggest cable, satellite and IPTV companies had 2,489,000 subscribers at the end of December, 17,000 more than a month earlier, the National Telecommunications Office (NHH) has revealed. Magyar Telekom, Invitel, UPC, FiberNet, DIGI, PR TELEKOM, Zelka, TARR, TvNetWork, ViDaNet, PARISAT, RubiCom, Antenna Hungaria and HD Platform control 80-85 per cent of the pay […]

March 4, 2010

846m pay-TV subs in 2014

Despite a depressed economy, global pay TV markets continue to grow. According to the latest market data from ABI Research, they will expand by a quarter from 2009 to 2014. According to industry analyst Michael Inouye, cable will remain the largest pay TV platform, satellite the second-largest and telco TV the smallest (DTT aside), but […]

March 4, 2010