Advanced Television


Record audiences for BBC Digital

This year BBC Three is on target to increase its share of 16-34 year olds to 4.4 per cent (from 4 per cent). Year-on-year growth on BBC Three is 9 per cent, making the channel the most watched amongst 16-34s with 4.8 million watching every week. Overall, reach among 16-34 year olds is up across […]

December 11, 2009

PMPs continue to proliferate

Portable electronics device shipments will grow more than 10 per cent in 2009 versus 2008 according to market research firm, In-Stat. The category, which includes digital radio receivers, e-readers, edutainment toys, handheld game consoles, MP3 players, portable media players (PMPs), and personal navigation devices (PNDs), is expanding to over 400 million units in 2009. By […]

December 11, 2009

Weak economy boosts cheap STBs

Dell'Oro Group has reported that the worldwide Set-top Box market fell 10 per cent sequentially during the third quarter of this year to $2.6 billion. “The global economic recession has resulted in significantly less home construction and fewer residential home moves, causing pay-TV operators to struggle to gain gross subscriber additions,” said Greg Collins, Vice […]

December 11, 2009

DVR usage and online viewing continues to rise

Nielsen’s latest Three Screen Report reveals that while 99 per cent of video content in the US is viewed on traditional TV, DVR usage is up by 21.1 per cent since Q3 2008, while online video usage is up by 34.9 per cent. “Americans today have an insatiable appetite for not only content, but also […]

December 10, 2009

Teens still watch TV

Based on a Europe-wide survey of nearly 1,400 internet users aged 12-17 across seven major territories (UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and Sweden), Forrster captured a number of key teen consumer trends: —TV is still the main media channel for teens. Reports of TV's death have been greatly exaggerated. European teens still spend […]

December 9, 2009

US advertising habits revealed

Market research company Synovate has released the findings of its global advertising study, shedding light on which media are the most effective in targeting Americans and their daily media habits. According to the study, Americans can’t live without the Internet, want to see advertisements that are innovative, and are open to new technologies that monitor […]

December 8, 2009

Shift in media habits across all ages

The 2009 Media Engagement Barometer commissioned by Motorola’s Home & Networks Mobility business has revealed a shift in consumer influence: Age no longer dictates a consumer’s willingness or ability to use media technology or services. In fact, all generations – Millennials (75 per cent), Gen Xers (74 per cent) and Boomers (66 per cent) – […]

December 7, 2009

Italian TV market in 2009 worth E8.4 bn

From Branislav Pekic in Rome At the end of 2009, the Italian TV market (TV fee, advertising, subscriptions and on demand services) will be worth a total of E8.4 billion, growing to E8.9 billion in 2011, according to the latest research from ITMedia Consulting. DTH operator Sky Italia will become the largest broadcaster with E2.7 […]

December 1, 2009

German IPTV use up 150%

IPTV usage is up 150 per cent according to a survey carried out by goetzpartners. In September and October 2009, it conducted a representative survey among Germans aged between 14 to 69 years, asking, in addition to usage intensity, about requirements, ideas and willingness to pay for IPTV. There is a clear indicator that consumers […]

November 27, 2009

Italy mobile TV forecast

New forecasts by technology and media specialist Coda Research Consultancy show that mobile phone users in Italy accessing video content via their devices will climb to 5.1m in 2015, and that revenues will reach US$685m. Coda's report into the Italian TV market shows that users accessing TV content via DVB-H alone will double from its […]

November 27, 2009