Advanced Television


Internet TV growing strongly

The number of people watching internet TV has increased steadily year on year according to Continental Research's Autumn 2007 Internet & Convergence Report. In particular the number watching shows they have previously downloaded from the Internet has doubled from 1.3 million in 2006 to 2.4 million in 2007. There is also substantial interest in Internet […]

October 18, 2007

Spectrum scarcity to block mobile TV until 2010?

The number of mobile broadcast TV subscribers in Western Europe is expected to pass 20 million by 2011, according to a report from Juniper Research. However, following the exit of the BT/Virgin Mobile DAB-IP offering from the market, the UK is not expected to re-launch mobile broadcast TV services until 2010 at the very earliest, […]

October 18, 2007

More US consumers watching TV online

Close to 16 per cent of US households who use the Internet watch television broadcasts online, The Conference Board and TNS reported. The number of consumers viewing entire episodes/shows on the Internet has doubled from a year ago. Nearly 73 per cent of online households use the internet for entertainment purposes on a daily basis […]

October 17, 2007

Internet TV set for acceptance

In the modern-day media age, consumers are being afforded more choice and control when it comes to content. Whether it’s PVRs, User Generated Content, or TV shows online, the market has fundamentally started the process of 'unbundling television/video entertainment', and this redistribution of control will likely come to dominate the overall consumer landscape in years […]

October 16, 2007

STB manufacturers look to advanced features

As revenue from standard STB (Set-top Box) sales declines along with demand in the period 2008 to 2012, STB vendors will initially rely on firmer markets for DBS (Digital Broadcast Satellite), IPTV, and DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) STBs. However, according to a study from ABI Research, by the end of the decade even those sectors […]

October 16, 2007

IPTV subscriber numbers up

The number of people using IPTV services increased by 179 per cent in the 12 months to June 30th 2007. Over 8 million people are now connected to telco TV services, according to research from broadband analyst company Point Topic. And for some operators, that means that a significant proportion of their broadband customer base […]

October 16, 2007

Shipments of PMPs 130m+ in 2011

Global shipments of video portable multimedia players (PMPs) will grow at an annualised rate of 30 per cent over the next five years, reaching 132 million units in 2011, according to the Parks Associates report 'Portable Multimedia Players: Analysis and Forecasts.' MP3 player manufacturers will drive growth through their desire to add video capability to […]

October 15, 2007

Sky+ viewers ‘watch less TV’

Research by Attentional into the viewing habits of Sky+ subscribers suggests owners of digital TV recorders watch less television. Attentional says people-meters used by viewing measurement panels show they actually watch less TV. “Sky+ users are lighter viewers than the average Sky viewer, they tend to be relatively prosperous and such people simply watch less […]

October 9, 2007

IPTV reaches 8m subscribers

Statistics, prepared for the DSL Forum by industry analyst Point Topic, have shown that the number of people using IPTV services increased by 179 per cent in the 12 months to 30 June 2007. In broadband access DSL continues to dominate with almost 66 per cent of subscribers connected. Over eight million people are now […]

October 9, 2007

HDTV customers satisfied by quality but not content

High definition (HD) television owners are much more satisfied with the picture quality of HD television than they are with the amount or selection of HD programming, The Nielsen Company reported. According to Nielsen Media Research's 2007 High Definition Survey, 85 per cent of HD owners gave a 4 or 5 rating for picture quality […]

October 5, 2007