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5m ‘second tablets’ to be purchased in 2012

According to predictions by Deloitte, more and more people are going to own more than one tablet device. Jolyon Barker, global lead for Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications department, said:…

Kiosks, on-demand hit DVD retail

US consumer rental of movies in DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats fell by 11 per cent in 2011, versus the prior year, and the landscape of retailers has shifted dramatically,…

Wi-Fi home video devices 600m units in 2015

Wi-Fi home video devices 600m units in 2015

The popularity of OTT video has created a demand for Wi-Fi in the entertainment cluster of home living rooms. Increasingly, home video entertainment devices such as digital TVs, Blu-ray players,…

CEA: Home media landscape shifting to digital content

Findings from a study by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) suggest that more than half (53 per cent) of online US adults watch some form of streaming or downloaded video…

Mobile and IPTV services fuel Brazil’s market

Mobile and IPTV services fuel Brazil’s market

Brazil is undergoing a cultural and economic transformation that will see mobile penetration grow from 118 per cent in 2011 to 153 per cent in 2016 and IPTV services to…

iPlayer nears 2bn requests in 2011

iPlayer nears 2bn requests in 2011

The BBC’s iPlayer received 1.94 billion requests for TV programmes last year. Two thirds of requests are from PCs but the number from connected devices is growing, in December, seven…

Standard definition switch offs possible

HDTV household penetration will soon be high enough in developed countries for broadcasters and pay TV operators to consider ending their Standard Definition transmissions, according to a report from Digital…

Broadband sees strongest growth since 2009

Broadband sees strongest growth since 2009

Latest broadband and IPTV figures published by the Broadband Forum show a significant surge in growth in Q3-2011, with more new subscribers added in the quarter than at any time…

TV buyers 50% more likely to buy Smart than 3D

TV buyers 50% more likely to buy Smart than 3D

According to research from TDG, 56 per cent of broadband households are to varying degrees likely to purchase a new TV in the next six months. TDG expects that close…

Women dominate connected TV use

Women’s digital media habits outpaced men’s in 2011, according to international research firm Parks Associates, which reports that women share more content online and download more movies and music than…

TiVo: Catch-up and OTT now outrank broadcast

TiVo: Catch-up and OTT now outrank broadcast

TiVo has released research showing that the consumption of recorded television and Internet-delivered programming is quickly surpassing live TV viewership. Nearly two thirds of the viewing on web-connected TiVo units…

30%+ of pay-TV subs will be ‘TV Everywhere’ by 2016

According to TDG’s latest analysis, by 2016 more than 30 million households will use operator-provided ‘TV Everywhere’ (TVE)  services to access programmes on their net-connected devices. “The logic is straightforward,”…

DTO and DVD sales slump in US

DTO and DVD sales slump in US

US consumers are turning away from owning movies to watch in their homes, buying far fewer releases in 2011 than in previous years. Total revenues from the sale of films…

2012: “A Trillion dollar” year for CE

GfK’s Digital World report published in partnership with CES in Las Vegas says that this year will see consumer spending on technology devices will exceed $1 trillion for the first…

Danish online video viewing growing rapidly

Danish online video viewing is going through a rapid growth. According to analysis conducted by the Danish IT company, Xstream, 94 per cent of all Danes who go online watch…