Advanced Television


Network video kit market up 15%

Market research firm Infonetics Research has completed its second quarter IPTV, Cable, and Satellite Video Equipment, Services, and Subscribers report. “Slow but steady IPTV and cable video subscriber growth in North America, Europe, and Asia, led by AT&T, Verizon, Belgacom, Swisscom, Telus, and KPN, helped boost the equipment market in the second quarter, particularly IP […]

October 21, 2009

TV advertising drives online response

A study by Mediacom into how broadcast TV advertising creates online response has revealed for the first time the instant effect that TV advertising has on driving web response and the high levels of misattribution TV suffers from. The study highlights the scope for optimising of both Direct Response and Brand Response TV based on […]

October 14, 2009

P2P major decline?

A new report suggests P2P is being replaced by cheap streaming video. According a report from Arbor Networks, a network-management firm used by more than 70 per cent of the world's top ISPs, P2P is falling out of favour fast. "Globally P2P is declining and it is declining quickly," said Craig Labovitz, the chief scientist […]

October 14, 2009

DTH set for 200m subs

The global DTH market for subscribers is likely to pass the 200 million mark by 2018, according to the research firm NSR. A total of 99 DTH operators beamed over 13,800 channels to 114 million subscribers and generated over $65 billion in subscription revenue as of the end of 2008. The report spans 10 regions […]

October 9, 2009

TV and Internet use overlap

Nearly a third of all U.S. household Internet activity takes place while the user watches television, suggesting new and old media often share rather than compete for attention, the Nielsen Company reports. In fact, the study found that heavy Internet users are among the most dedicated of TV viewers, spending more than 250 minutes a […]

November 4, 2008

Rising DVR use will hit DVDs, not TV

The rising popularity of digital video recorders seemed to spell doom for prime-time TV because the technology lets viewers skip ads, but a study has shown DVRs are probably replacing DVD viewing, not TV. More than 90 per cent of people surveyed in May by Knowledge Networks Inc., a market research firm, said they typically […]

November 3, 2008

Mixed outlook for IPTV equipment

The North American IPTV and switched digital video (SDV) equipment market declined sharply in the second quarter of 2008, pulling the worldwide market down 5 per cent sequentially to $1.27 billion despite healthy increases in EMEA, Asia Pacific, and CALA, reports market research firm Infonetics Research. The dip in the overall market is due to […]

October 30, 2008

BSkyB faces 'a perfect storm'

BskyB is facing a "perfect storm" according to a melodramatic note from broker Collin's Stewart on the day Sky shares plumbed a three-year low. The on-coming recession, threats from changing technology and tighter regulation threaten to demolish its core business model, says the broker. It warns Sky risks missing its target of 10 million pay […]

October 23, 2008

Nielsen: US unprepared for DTV

According to The Nielsen Company, more than 9 million households are not ready for the upcoming transition to all-digital broadcasting and would be unable to receive any television programming at all if the transition occurred today. Another 12.6 million households have at least one television set that will no longer work when the digital transition […]

October 16, 2008

Devices key to mobile media

The entry of a broad range of new mobile devices able to display video will have a profound effect on the mobile video market, reports In-Stat. The reach of new device choices will provide more markets for mobile operators, mobile broadcasters, advertisers and other content owners, the high-tech market research firm says. "Even though cellphones […]

October 16, 2008