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Survey: 58% of Italian homes have SVoD service

Over half (58 per cent) of Italian households subscribe to at least one of the major SVoD platforms, 10 per cent higher than in 2020, according to a survey by GfK Sinottica. Italian households, on average, have access to two SVoD platforms, and the market has significant growth potential as about three million households say […]

October 12, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Analysis: Challenging times for CE market

After a strong 2020 driven by the pandemic stay-at-home, the global market for consumer electronics faced a slow-down in 2021 that continued in the first half of 2022, according to research firm GfK. 2022 year saw an 8 per cent drop compared to the same period in 2021, standing at a total of $39 billion. […]

August 30, 2022

Spain: Streaming platforms mean reduced piracy

TV piracy is in decline thanks to the boom of streaming platforms in Spain, according to a report by OBS Business School.  It says piracy has decreased by 25 per cent in the country due to the proliferation of OTT services with high quality content and the crackdown on TV pirates. According to the study, […]

March 22, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Research: Smartphone market recovers in 2021

After a significant drop in revenue in 2020, the global market for smartphones recorded a growth in revenue of 13.4 per cent in 2021 to a total of $365.5 billion (€324.6bn). GfK experts also forecast a further recovery for 2022. 2021 started off positively for the smartphone industry: In the first and second quarters, the […]

February 25, 2022

CMTV most watched channel in Portugal for first time

For the first time in its history, Portuguese cable TV channel CMTV achieved a higher audience share than the main TV channel of Portuguese public broadcaster RTP 1. On February 5th, CMTV registered an average daily share of 10.7 per cent, compared to 9.1 per cent for RTP1. This was also the best result ever […]

February 8, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

ITV invests in what3words

Following the announcement of ITV AdVentures Invest, a Media for Equity initiative, ITV has now concluded its first investment in what3words Limited. what3words is a uniquely accessible location service, which has divided the world into a grid of 3 metre squares, giving each its own three-word identifier: a what3words address.  For example, the front door […]

March 25, 2021

Report: UK video games market hits £7bn in 2020

The UK market for video games reached a record £7 billion (€8.1bn) in 2020, an increase of +29.9 per cent from 2019, beating 2018’s previous record by more than a billion pounds, according to figures from The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie). While 2020 was a difficult year for many, with impacts of the […]

March 19, 2021

Spain: 4K TV ownership up 26%

In data to be presented by GfK at the upcoming 4K HDR Virtual Summit 2020, organised by Medina Media, delegates will be told that Spain’s enthusiasm for 4K set ownership is up 26 per cent year-or-year. Javier Morago, Spain’s country manager for various TV brands including Vestel, Toshiba, JVC and Hitachi, will report that despite […]

November 3, 2020By Chris Forrester