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Screen time still grows

The first in a series of new 'three-screen' reports by Nielsen shows an emerging shift toward a more video-centric use of the Internet, but not at the expense of television…

IPTV operators need better tools to monitor quality

Telcos that are investing heavily in IPTV infrastructure and services to drive new revenues also need to ensure that tools and technologies are in place to monitor their customers’ quality…

Broadband users spend half their free time online

The Internet has become a big part of the leisure-time activities of US consumers with broadband connections who spend nearly half of their free time each weekday online, according to…

30% watch Internet TV

Almost a third of UK people under the age of 25 have watched TV via the internet, according to research from the IPA. The IPA Touchpoints report, which queried 5,400…

DVDs and TV still soak up the dollars

A study from Knowledge Networks reveals that while consumers are turning to new video technologies – such as online streaming and mobile video – most of their video-related spending continues…

Video no longer an afterthought

From Colin Mann in Salzburg According to Maria-José Montpetit of Motorola's Home and Network Mobility Technology Office, video is now at the centre of a device's design, where it was…

New York cracks down on piracy

New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has declared the state will ramp up its crack down on movie piracy, which estimates costs the state $2.6 billion and thousands of…

DTV in 22m households

The number of UK households with digital television on their main set has risen to 22.2 million homes according to research published by Ofcom. The Digital Television Progress Report for…

29m blu-ray homes by year end

The blu-ray disc victory in its recent format war with HD-DVD will propel this technology into 29.4 million homes worldwide by the end of 2008, states research published by the…

Streaming to generate $70bn in 2013

Streaming video and music distributed across the Internet, an IPTV network, or a mobile handset will generate $70 billion in network-derived and content-derived revenue into the US markets over the…

US next-generation TV habits

ABI research says 66 per cent of respondents to its TV habits survey subscribe to some form of pay-TV service, and of those, 60 per cent receive at least one…

Beijing Olympics boosts China's cable market

Screen Digest’s ‘China Television Market: Assessment and Forecast to 2012' has concludes that the world's largest TV market is enjoying a period of strong growth and despite regulatory hurdles still…

SDV will boost HD

Switched Digital Video (SDV) technologies provide an excellent, long-term approach that is helping cable operators keep up the pace with expanding High Definition TV and super-high-speed data services, reports In-Stat.…

50%+ prefer free broadcast TV after DTV transition

More than half of over-the-air consumers who are aware of the US digital transition prefer to receive free digital television by buying a converter box or digital TV set instead…

Cable main broadband competitor

Figures from industry body Cable Europe, claim broadband Internet connections via cable grew 22 per cent in 2007, cementing the sector as the main competitor to telcos. Cable Europe says…

Satellite leads European digitalisation

From Colin Mann in London Recent research from satellite operator SES Astra has revealed that 83 per cent of the satellite TV households in Europe and North Africa are digitised.…