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Mobile shopping goes mainstream

comScore  has released a study on U.S. mobile retail usage based on data from the new comScore Mobile Retail Advisor report. The results showed that 38 per cent of smartphone…

VoD and DTO revenues to double by 2015

Internet-enabled TV devices, including Smart TVs, connected Blu-Ray players, game consoles, and streaming media players continue to grow their footprint within consumers’ homes.  Already about 17 million US households currently…

Test and monitor vendors set to ride digital TV wave

The inexorable march towards digitisation and digital broadcasting is set to have a positive ripple effect on global video test equipment (VTE) markets. The key challenge for vendors will be…

BBC Arabic audience up 50%

People across the Middle East have increasingly turned to the BBC during the Arab revolts, prompting a record rise in audiences. Research from the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ International Audience…

Viewers OK with personalised ads

Viewers OK with personalised ads

Parks Associates reports consumer comfort with personalised advertisements is increasing, with 45 per cent of US broadband households comfortable seeing ads based on their TV-viewing habits and product/service preferences. The…

Multiscreen will generate $21bn

The world is moving toward ubiquitous multiscreen connectivity, and new devices are making all content personal. Consumers are viewing professional video programmes on tablets, smartphones, laptops, netbooks, and in vehicles.…

US consumers support increased protection against pirated goods and content

US consumers support increased protection against pirated goods and content

A national consumer survey conducted by the American Consumer Institute (ACI) has found that the vast majority of consumers support stronger intellectual property protections against trafficking of counterfeit goods. The…

Pay-TV less relevant for next generation

The pay television industry isn’t threatened by those are cutting the cord now but will be by the people who won’t buy the cord in the first place, according to…

Orange: Tablets cannibalise TV and PC usage in Europe

Orange: Tablets cannibalise TV and PC usage in Europe

Research commissioned by Orange comparing smartphone and tablet usage suggests that tablets cannibalise, whereas smartphones complement, TV and PC usage. Orange Exposure 2011 – an annual independent study by TNS…

DTH operators beat expectations

NSR’s “Global Direct-to-Home (DTH) Markets, 4th Edition” study finds the DTH market continues to drive satellite demand and revenue worldwide amidst a troubling economic climate and increasing competition. DTH services…

US online viewing figures hit all-time high

US online viewing figures hit all-time high

ComScore has released data from the comScore Video Metrix service showing that 184 million US Internet users watched online video content in October for an average of 21.1 hours per…

Brazil tops 12m pay-TV subs

October’s net subscriber gains in Brazil’s pay-TV sector again showed strong growth. October’s numbers were up 278,000 in October to 12.2 million homes, according to data from Anatel. Some 20…

NZ Freeview hits 1m viewers

Free to air digital TV platform Freeview is now being watched by more than a million New Zealanders. Freeview’s latest sales figures show more than half a million of New…

Virgin Media customers ‘most dissatisfied’

Virgin Media has the biggest proportion of dissatisfied customers for landline, broadband and pay-TV services, according to Ofcom’s latest customer satisfaction tables. In September, the media regulator conducted 3,000 interviews…

US consumers more connected to TV sets than ever

American consumers continue to expand the number of devices and platforms they use to view TV shows and movies, yet report no significant change in the total time they spend…