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7% of pay-TV subs ponder cord cut

While only 1.4 per cent of US consumers have cut the cord in the last two years, 7 per cent of current pay-television subscribers are considering cancelling their service, according…

UK digital TV take-up reaches 92.5%

Take-up of digital television in UK households is at 92.5 per cent, up by 1.1 percentage points year on year, according to Ofcom’s consumer survey results for the fourth quarter…

Cord cutting to accelerate in Canada

Cord cutting to accelerate in Canada

Watch for more Canadians to dump their traditional phone and TV subscriptions, says a new report from Toronto’s Convergence Consulting. Canadian telco residential wireline telephone line loss was 7 per…

Spain pay-TV: Subs up, revenues down

Spain pay-TV: Subs up, revenues down

Spain’s pay television sector has more and more subscribers who pay less and less. Year on year in 2o10 pay-TV gained 218,830 subscribers, up 5.36 per cent, to 4,296,434 according…

OTT drives media server market; STB demand up

Market researcher Infonetics Research has released its fourth quarter 2010 ‘Cable, Satellite, IPTV, and OTT STBss and Subscribers’ market share and forecast report. “In the fourth quarter of 2010, we…

Cricket World Cup nets 67.6m TV viewers

Cricket World Cup nets 67.6m TV viewers

The final match for the World Cup cricket tournament in Mumbai between India and Sri Lanka was seen by a record 67.6 million TV viewers in India according to ratings…

European pay-TV base reaches 73m

As at the end of 2010, 42 per cent of Western European homes subscribed to a multichannel pay-TV service, according to the e-Media Institute, with the subs base up 11…

Nielsen: US mobile video up 40%

The new Nielsen State of the Media Mobile Usage Trends survey revealed a big uplift in US mobile video in the second half of 2010. US mobile subscribers watching video…

3D TV falls flat with buyers in UK, US, Canada

3D TV falls flat with buyers in UK, US, Canada

Most Americans, Brits and Canadians are unlikely to purchase a 3D television any time soon, according to a recent Vision Critical poll. The online survey of representative national samples shows…

RESEARCH: Social media does boost TV

Marketers are increasingly spending time, money and creativity to reach their audiences in non-traditional ways.  A 24/7 Wall St./Harris Poll on Social Media and Television has found that many Americans…

Research: Entertainment and multimedia key for mobile consumer engagement

Findings from a study by custom research company TNS into today’s mobile consumer highlight that as ‘static’ functionality such as SMS and still imaging become commoditised, growth will be driven…

Broadband CPE market grows slowly

In Q4 2010, 36.8 million broadband Consumer Premises Equipment units shipped, a 1.2 per cent increase from the previous quarter and a 0.8 per cent increase from the same quarter…

Competition heats up in Spain’s pay-TV market

Competition heats up in Spain’s pay-TV market

Competition in the Spanish pay-TV market is intensifying with the launch on Tuesday of a new pay-TV platform, Starmax HD, the first pay-as-you-go DTH service in the country. The new…

Cable pushes Digital Agenda

The Digital Agenda’s goals for fast broadband coverage are rapidly realised with the help of the cable industry, according to new findings by Solon Management Consultancy. The report, commissioned by…

Games on-demand won’t outplay VOD anytime soon

IMS Research estimates that at the end of 2010, 13.2 per cent of the world’s digital pay-TV subscribers were requesting VOD content via their set-top box. The number of pay-TV…

European digital TV market still dynamic

According to the MAVISE database of the European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, at the end of 2010 there were approximately 414 HD channels available…