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Italy: Smart TVs overtake traditional TV sets

Smart TVs have overtaken traditional TV sets in Italy, according to a report by research institute Censis and audience rating company Auditel. There is currently a total of 21 million smart TVs in Italian homes (+4.4 per cent year-on-year), compared to 20.5 million traditional TV sets. However, if traditional TVs with devices that connect them […]

November 15, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Samsung launches Game Portal

Samsung Electronics has revealed plans to open Samsung Game Portal, an online store specialising in gaming, on in more than 30 countries around the world, starting with the US, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Brazil. The Game Portal is a one-stop online store for gamers designed to increase significantly the convenience of browsing […]

June 30, 2023

Study: US connected device usage increases

Research from business services company Assurant reveals the continued rise in connected living, with growth in connected device usage and an increased appetite for 5G devices. Assurant’s latest Connected Decade research explores US consumers’ attitudes towards connected devices during 2022. According to the research, there was a 39 per cent increase in device usage last […]

June 8, 2023

Samsung takes Q4 financial hit

South Korean electronics giant Samsung says it expects a 69 per cent fall in profits from Q4 2022. The crash in revenues is largely down to falling demand for Samsung’s key products of memory chip-sets, smartphones and TVs. The fall also represents its lowest quarterly profits since 2014, and significantly lower than market expectations. Samsung […]

January 6, 2023By Chris Forrester

Iridium confirms satellite-to-smartphones

Constellation operator Iridium has filed with Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) notification that it will introduce a satellite-based direct-to-smartphone service. Iridium told the SEC on December 30th that it had entered into a service provider agreement which will enable Iridium’s technology to be used in everyday smartphones. It added that it expected to complete a […]

January 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

Spain: 60% connected homes accessing pay-TV

The CNMC has analysed Internet consumption in Spain during the second quarter of 2022. Nine out of ten Spaniards used the network in the last three months and 78.7 per cent of them did so several times a day, according to the findings of the most recent CNMC Panel de Hogares (Household Panel). More and […]

October 31, 2022

Research: Media device voice command grows

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research’s study, Voice Control: The Future Speaks, show that nearly all consumers have used voice commands to control at least some devices. But there are still roadblocks to voice control becoming the default method of tech interaction – chief among them, concerns about privacy. Voice command is commonplace among consumers. Four […]

January 12, 2022

Forecast: US consumer tech revs to reach $505bn

The US consumer technology industry is projected to generate over $505 billion (€467bn) in retail sales revenue for the first time ever according to a new forecast from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The projection represents a 2.8 per cent revenue increase from 2021’s impressive 9.6 per cent growth over 2020. Strong demand for smartphones, […]

January 6, 2022

Survey: 84% US consumers take SVoD

The Digital Media Trends Fall Pulse Survey from consultancy firm Deloitte reveals 84 per cent of consumers are spending more time on online entertainment at home, compared with in-person entertainment outside the home. Eighty-four  per cent (84 per cent) of US consumers say they are spending more time on online entertainment activities and less on […]

October 20, 2021

Analyst: Consumer tech shipments remain healthy

According to the latest Consumer Technologies report from advisory firm, ABI Research, most consumer devices and services, especially 5G smartphones, accessories, and Virtual Reality (VR) Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs), will remain healthy in terms of shipments in 2021 as the global economy recovers from the effects of the pandemic. Major players, including Apple, Qualcomm, Sony, and […]

June 4, 2021