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Media consumption rising among US young

The amount of time young people spend with entertainment media has risen dramatically, especially among minority youth, according to a study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Today, 8-18 year-olds devote an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes (7:38) to using entertainment media across a typical day (more than 53 hours a week). And […]

January 21, 2010

Hong Kong DTV penetration rate up 40%

About 46.5 per cent or 1.06 million households, receive digital terrestrial television services in Hong Kong according to a December survey, showing the penetration rate has grown more than 40 per cent since the end of 2008. Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Rita Lau said the service take-up rate has been growing steadily and […]

January 21, 2010

UK media M&A all time low but looking up

In 2009 UK media deals hit their lowest levels since the dot com crash as deal volume fell 36 per cent on the previous year, PricewaterhouseCoopers has reported. But the transformation of traditional media companies, continued reduction of debt levels, and a steadily strengthening economy all signpost a rise in M&A activity in 2010. Just […]

January 19, 2010

Britain 26th in global broadband race

Britain has been ranked 26th in the world by Akamai's 'The State of the Internet' report, with an average download speed of just 3.5 Mbps South Korea has the fastest broadband by a large margin, recording a 14.6 Mbps average speed, while Japan occupies the second spot with an average speed of 7.9 Mbps. Sweden […]

January 18, 2010

DTH platforms maintain growth

Euroconsult has reported that growth in the satellite pay-TV market remained strong in 2009 despite the global economic downturn. According to the 4th edition of “Satellite TV Platforms, World Survey & Prospects to 2019, Growth through the Crisis”, the number of TV Platforms in service increased to 113 in 2009 (+38 per cent in three […]

January 18, 2010

EU TV channels and platforms grow despite recession

The MAVISE database, created for the DG Communication of the European Commission, shows that despite the economic crisis in 2009, the number of channels and the number of television platforms continues to grow in Europe. More than 245 European television channels were launched in the course of 2009. The most popular genres of new channels […]

January 14, 2010

OTT devices predicted 78% growth

The IMS Research report 'Market Opportunities for Internet Video to the TV -2010 edition', reveals that Internet video device shipments will experience global growth of 78 per cent year-over-year from 2009 to 2010. The device categories that will see the most significant uptake in the short term are connected TVs and connected Blu-ray players. Rebecca […]

January 13, 2010

Avatar movie paves the way for 3D TV

The popularity of Avatar and other 3D movies will put 3D TV on the map for consumers, reports In-Stat. 2010 will be a big year for 3D entertainment, as movie studios release more 3D films shown in a growing number of 3D-equipped theatres. In-Stat projects: – Worldwide 3D TV shipments will reach 41 million in […]

January 13, 2010

600,000 UK satellite dishes left dormant

Over half a million households across the UK have access to a satellite TV dish which they don't use, even though they are capable of receiving subscription-free, HD, digital satellite TV services. Research by Harvard International, the distributor of Grundig and Goodmans digital television equipment, estimates that 600,000 homes across the UK are missing out […]

January 8, 2010

Portugal digital subs grow

Portugal had 2.44 million TV subscribers at the end of September after adding 71,000 subs during the third quarter of 2009 with subscriber growth across all platforms, according to regulator Anacom. Cable accounted for 60% of TV subscriptions during the quarter, cable now passes 4.28 million households, compared with 4.19 million a year earlier, and […]

January 6, 2010