Advanced Television


Forecast: OTT revenues at $243bn in 2028

Global OTT TV episode and movies revenues will reach $243 billion (€234bn) in 2028; up by $86 billion from $157 billion on 2022, according to the OTT TV and Video Forecasts Update report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. About $17 billion will be added in 2023 alone. “AVoD revenues from TV series and movies […]

November 28, 2022

Analysis: Many SVoD Originals based on pre-existing IP

Commissions based on adaptations, franchises and other forms of pre-existing Intellectual Property (IP) accounted for 64 per cent of leading global SVoD platforms’ slate of new Scripted Originals in the US in the first half of 2022, according to Ampere Analysis’s How original are SVoD Originals report? Including Unscripted Originals, the share of IP-based commissions […]

November 28, 2022By Colin Mann

ITV1 hits highest weekly viewing share in 20 years

ITV’s The I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! finale attracted a huge peak audience of 11.5 million viewer (a 59 per cent share of viewing), the highest peak audience of the year for an entertainment show, on any channel. The final show of the season averaged 10.1 million (53 per cent share) across the […]

November 28, 2022

Research: TV still main platform for watching World Cup

With the FIFA World Cup in Qatar well under way, research from broadcaster regulator Ofcom reveals the different ways UK followers plan to view the action. “Things have come a long way since the first football World Cup in 1930, and since the first televised World Cup in 1954,” notes Ofcom. “While the previous tournament […]

November 28, 2022By Colin Mann

China to corner OLED output

China-based OLED panel producers BOE Technology Group and TCL China Star Optoelectronics Technology have steadily boosted their output of high-end OLED panels. By next year they’ll control some 43 per cent of global demand for OLEDs. Analysts at Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) say that South Korea’s technology giants LG Display and Samsung currently have […]

November 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: Economic benefits of 5G in emerging markets

An Ericsson-commissioned study by management consulting firm Analysys Mason highlights the potential economic, consumer and environmental benefits of 5G connectivity in 15 national emerging markets. With regulatory and government support, all fifteen countries could benefit from GDP growth between 0.3 and 0.46 per cent through 2035, with an estimated three-to-seven-fold cost-to-benefit ratio. The report, Future […]

November 25, 2022

Sweden: AVoD has bigger reach than SVoD

Mediavision’s Q3 analysis shows that 90 per cent of all 15-74-year-olds in Sweden view AVoD services at least once a week. This compares to the 75 per cent reach of SVoD services during the same period. Advertising supported services thereby qualifies as the category with the highest reach over the course of an average week. […]

November 25, 2022

Research: Brits waste £260m of mobile data monthly

Sky Mobile has reached three million customers and now claims to be the fastest-growing mobile provider in the UK. With Sky Mobile enabling customers to ‘roll’ and therefore keep their spare data every month, these three million customers are protected from the ‘data consumption gap’ – the gulf between the data paid for and the […]

November 25, 2022

Spain: Pay-TV revenues and subs rise

Spain’s pay-TV revenues grew by 2.5 per cent to €506.1 million in the second quarter of the year, according to the CNMC. By contrast, FTA TV saw its revenues fall by 7.1 per cent to €403.4 million. In terms of subscriber numbers, pay-TV reached 9.1 million, up 7.7 per cent compared to the same period […]

November 24, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

ESPN: F1 2022 season sets US viewership records

The 2022 Formula 1 World Championship season has ended as the most-viewed ever on US television, beating a record that was set just last season. The season averaged 1.21 million viewers per race across ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC, a 28 per cent increase over the previous US television record of 949,000 average viewers that was […]

November 24, 2022