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US stations ‘overwhelmed’ by multi-platform

A new survey of senior engineers at over 350 US stations has found that many stations are in danger of being overwhelmed by the challenges of their rapidly expanding online…

TV entertainment spend up 70% over decade

Consumer expenditures on entertainment media in the US and Europe grew 69 per cent between 2000 and 2010 to reach $234.8 billion, with cable and satellite TV retaining top spot…

Western European pay-TV revenues to plateau

Pay-TV revenues in Western Europe will not grow between 2011 and 2016 ($36 billion) according to a new report from Digital TV Research Ltd. Report author Simon Murray described the…

Research: Strong IPTV growth forecast

An analysis of the top 75 media economies across North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific by media information provider SNL Kagan, evidences strong growth prospects…

Research: Satellite TV to overtake cable by 2015 in Western Europe

By 2015, satellite TV will overtake cable TV in terms of TV households, with IPTV expected to grow 10 per cent a year, suggests research consultancy Infocom. Western Europe posted…

Research: Entertainment media spending in western countries booms over last decade

Consumer expenditures on entertainment media in North America and Europe grew 69 per cent to $234.8 billion in 2010, up from $138.8 billion in 2000, with cable and satellite television…

Research: Telco TV and Internet TV capture share from cable TV in mature markets

According to new market data from ABI Research, 11.3 million pay-TV subscribers were added at the end of first quarter of 2011. “By the end of 2011, the total number…

Italian DTT 82% penetration

Since the beginning of 2011, more than 1 million new households have installed a stand-alone DTT box in their home, while nearly 2.8 million DTT receivers (including integrated TVs and…

Doctor Who sets DVR record

The first episode of this year’s Doctor Who, entitled ‘The Impossible Astronaut’, has set a DVR record. Kantar Media’s analysis of BARB data – the official UK TV ratings –…

Netflix is now 30% of US peak traffic

Netflix is now 30% of US peak traffic

Sandvine has released its Global Internet Phenomena Report: Spring 2011, including Internet trends from North America, Latin America and Europe, with specific spotlights on events such as Netflix adoption. Overall…

Another study says 3D TV will grow 500% in 2011

Another study says 3D TV will grow 500% in 2011

A second study (see 3D TV shipments up 500% in 2011 May 6th) has predicted the 3D TV set market is poised to grow dramatically in 2011—by almost 500 per…

Pay-TV subs fare well in face of free OTT

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its Cable, Satellite, and IPTV Video Services and Subscribers report, which tracks the telco IPTV, cable video, and satellite video markets.…

Carriers identify critical IP STB features

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its STB Features and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey, which captures service providers‚ requirements for IP-based STBs to deliver video…

UK superfast broadband faces setbacks

Britain’s ambitions to have the best superfast broadband in Europe have been hit by a double blow over the past six months according to broadband analysts Point Topic. The roll-out…

Ireland: Two-thirds unaware of ASO

Ireland’s Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte has published a report on TV viewing methods in Ireland which reveals that only about one-third of Irish terrestrial TV homes were aware of analogue…