Advanced Television


Internet TV set to boom

eMarketer projects that nearly 80 per cent of US Internet users will watch online video at least once a month in 2008, meaning 52.5 per cent of all Americans or 154 million people will watch online video in 2008. That's a 12.1 per cent gain over 2007, but represents a slower increase, as more Internet […]

March 6, 2008

HD falters in Europe

The recent closure of two of Germany’s HDTV channels has cast a shadow over European hopes for a rapid transition to high definition, according to Strategy Analytics. The report concludes that Europe’s television providers should concentrate their resources initially on building pay television rather than advertising-based business models in order to reach the critical mass […]

March 6, 2008

Online content to generate $6.5bn in APAC by 2013

An ABI Research study on online content usage in the Asia Pacific region (APAC) forecasts that online media activities in the region will deliver at least $6.5 billion in annual revenues by the end of 2013. “Telcos now regard media and entertainment as an effective means of replacing their declining voice revenues in a market […]

March 5, 2008

DTH satellite TV revenues $50bn in 2009

Europe and North America account for over 80 per cent of the global DTH Satellite TV revenues. However, as the major markets mature, focus is seemingly shifting towards developing markets such as Asia-Pacific and East European countries. Driven by the increasing number of subscribers for DTH services, in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Central and Eastern […]

March 5, 2008

Mobile TV must be free

Consumer research firm Parks Associates and entertainment technology think tank Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) have released a new study suggesting that content owners should offer more free content on mobile devices in order to aggressively promote movies and programming on traditional media. They say free content is essential to prime the pump for future premium […]

February 28, 2008

Asia-Pacific will outpace Europe in IPTV

The global IPTV industry is rapidly expanding with the rising penetration of broadband in households all over the world, says “Global IPTV: Market Analysis and Forecast to 2011”, a comprehensive market research report by RNCOS, a market research company. The report has found that the global IPTV market is currently dominated by Europe but it […]

February 20, 2008

Big uplift predicted for broadcast

Researcher Datamonitor expects the global broadcast market to experience significant revenue growth from $284.1 billion in 2007 to $326.2 billion by 2010. However, it is expected that growth will only be secured through revenue diversification from value-add and bundled services including Internet service provision, HD content, on-demand solutions, interactive applications and multi-platform distribution.Consumers are faced […]

February 18, 2008

IP rights should be taught in school

Microsoft has released the results of a survey that found teenagers are less likely to illegally download content from the Internet when they know the laws for downloading and sharing content online. About half of those teens, however, said they were not familiar with these laws, and only 11 per cent of them clearly understood […]

February 15, 2008

$6.6bn broadband ad revenue by 2012

New multimedia platforms in the US will capture $12.6 billion in advertising revenue by 2012, according to Parks Associates’ report New Advertising Platforms and Technologies. Broadband multimedia advertising will account for more than $6.6 billion of that total. Mobile infotainment services follow closely with more than $5 billion, and non-linear TV services like video-on-demand (VoD) […]

February 14, 2008

AFME to generate £145m by 2012

The Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) has published a report that takes an in-depth look into the impact of ad-funded mobile entertainment (AFME) on the on-portal mobile entertainment market in the UK. Rimma Perelmuter, MEF Executive Director commented: “There are approximately 3 billion mobile subscribers around the world. Being able to provide them with content for […]

February 13, 2008