Advanced Television


IABM: suppliers storm ahead

Sales are increasing at more than 14 per cent per annum in broadcast and media technology companies worldwide, according to the latest Industry Index published today by the IABM – the trade association which represents broadcast and media technology suppliers Sales for European companies are storming ahead at over 17 per cent per annum, while […]

December 5, 2007

9bn online video views in US for September

ComScore, specialists in measuring the digital world, has released its Video Metrix report for September 2007, revealing that nearly 75 per cent of US Internet users watched a video online (including both streaming video and progressive downloads), averaging three hours of video per person during the month. Google Sites, which includes, topped the September […]

December 4, 2007

Mobile TV: Subscribers but no profits

According to Mobile TV: Business Models and Opportunities from Screen Digest, MNOs must offer mobile TV but won't make any money from it in the near term. Looking across 25 countries it concludes that in the short term network operators don't stand to make much profit from offering mobile TV services yet they must offer […]

December 4, 2007

3G LTE: future of mobile broadband

Juniper Research predicts that subscriber numbers for 3G LTE (Long Term Evolution) will approach 24 million by 2012, just two years after the early versions of the technology are expected to be deployed. The report highlights that LTE is expected to be the long-term successor in mobile broadband as it offers a migration path from […]

November 29, 2007

Multimedia mobiles set to surpass TV shipments

According to research consultancy MultiMedia Intelligence, worldwide unit shipments of multimedia feature rich mobile phones will exceed 300 million units in 2008, outnumbering shipments of TV sets. Multimedia phones have at least 1 megapixal image capture, MP3 audio, video Playback, Java, USB, Bluetooth, 16-bit screen colour, QVGA resolution, WAP and MMS. Revenue from these handsets […]

November 28, 2007

Digital TV growth forecast

Research published by Informa shows that nearly 54 million digital TV households will be added in 2007, bringing the global total to 239 million. The report forecasts that digital penetration of TV households will reach 22 per cent by year-end. The North American penetration rate will exceed 68 per cent, with Western Europe at 52 […]

November 27, 2007

PPV five year forecast

Research has revealed how the European TV-based video-on-demand and pay-per-view markets will develop over the next five years. From a low penetration of just under 8 per cent today, Screen Digest predict that by 2011 over 20 per cent of Western European households will have true video-on-demand (VoD), a 30 per cent growth on current […]

November 22, 2007

PwC: IPTV ROI not easy

Companies implementing IPTV will need to manage their approach carefully in order to deliver a profit, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. Companies need to ensure that their strategy and delivery offers an adequate return on investment that is in line with their service roll-out and minimises the market entry risks. A hybrid approach to IPTV, based on […]

November 21, 2007

User demand could outpace bandwidth

Consumer and corporate Internet usage could outstrip network capacity both worldwide in two years time, according to 'The Internet Singularity, Delayed' study conducted by Nemertes Research. This study indicates that Internet access infrastructure, especially in North America, will cease to be adequate for supporting demand within the next three to five years. The financial investment […]

November 21, 2007

MRG IPTV Global Forecast: Stronger Market

Growth for IPTV Subs is projected from 13.5 million in 2007 to 72.6 million in 2011, roughly a 40 per cent compounded annual growth rate. With an emphasis on profitability, improved operations and sustained growth, large European carriers are planning for future converged services still over 18 months away. According to Len Feldman, Director of […]

November 14, 2007