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Bank: “Apple moving from hardware to services”

Investment bank Exane/BNPP has issued a comprehensive report on Apple and in summary says that the company is moving from its hardware roots to a platform player. The bank has initiated coverage of Apple (with a “Buy” rating) saying that Apple has evolved from a hardware company to a platform play that cross sells services […]

March 29, 2021By Chris Forrester

Report: Live sports drives OTT security market

Live Sports are the last bastion of pay-TV, and are held in high regard by operators and broadcasters. They are the last service tethering customers to their cable and satellite packages, but these operators know that it is a question of when not if, for when the sports leagues pull the trigger and pursue a […]

February 24, 2021

Apple posts record revenues

Apple posted its highest-ever net profit in Q4 as revenues surpassed forecasts to $111.4 billion (€92bn), driven by a 57 per cent rise in sales in China. Net profit rose 29 per cent to $28.8 billion. Sales in all five of the $2.4 trillion company’s product categories grew at double-digit percentages, led by a 41 […]

January 28, 2021

discovery+ goes live in the US

Discovery’s direct-to-consumer SVoD service discovery+ is now live in the US, with the company also announcing major new distribution agreements that it says will make the product one of the most widely-distributed streaming services at launch. discovery+ is available on the following platforms and devices: Amazon Fire TV streaming devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs […]

January 4, 2021

Research: Multi-screeners present opportunities for advertisers

As brands and retailers begin to focus on executing their advertising strategy for the coming year, YouGov believes it is important to know that large shares of people across the world are multi-screening and therefore, multi-tasking. Adopting an omni-channel or hybrid advertising strategy can be critical in reaching audiences who tend to spread their attention […]

December 10, 2020

BritBox launches in Australia

BritBox, the SVoD service created by the BBC and ITV, has officially launched in Australia. The launch is the next step in the global expansion of the platform, following its earlier launches in the US, Canada and the UK. ITV and BBC Studios announced in August 2020 plans to invest more than A$35 million (€21.2m) […]

November 23, 2020By Colin Mann

Facebook launches Cloud gaming (not on Apple)

Facebook has launched its first cloud-streamed video games service – which is free to use, but is not available on Apple iPhone or iPad devices. Initially, five titles are available as standalone smartphone apps and will be accessible via the main Facebook and Facebook Gaming apps on Android and Facebook’s website on PCs. The first […]

October 27, 2020

Apple revenues up 11% in pandemic

Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2020 third quarter ended June 27th. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $59.7 billion (€50.3bn), an increase of 11 per cent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.58, up 18 per cent. International sales accounted for 60 per cent of the quarter’s […]

July 31, 2020

Apple still reliant on devices

Apple’s latest results will shows its new services, including TV, have yet to generate meaningful revenue, leaving it reliant on the iPhone and App store. Last year Apple had an enormous launch for four new services: TV+, Arcade, News+ and the Apple Card but the propositions haven’t moved the dial on Apple’s top line, reports […]

July 28, 2020

Research: US adults spend 44 years staring at screens

The average US adult will spend the equivalent of 44 years of their life staring at screens. Research polling 2,000 adults in the US found more than 6,259 hours a year are spent glued to gadgets such as phones, laptops and televisions. That equates to 382,652 hours and 48 minutes over the average adult lifetime […]

June 4, 2020