Category Archives: Digital Media

Sub-Saharan Digital TV penetration to reach 99.9% in 35 forecast countries by 2021 = 74.7 million homes.

2015 was yet another momentous year for television in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most countries missed the ITU’s analog switch-off deadline of June, but DTT, especially pay DTT, made huge gains. And there is much more to come, partly as Canal Plus … Continue reading

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66% of Amazon Instant Video Subscribers also rent or buy titles via the service

Consumer research from Parks Associates finds 37% of U.S. broadband households regularly use transactional services for OTT video, such as online video rentals and downloads. The vast majority of consumers making these a la carte purchases also have a streaming video subscription, … Continue reading

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Chromecast sees consumers vote for their preferred screen

Licensing – and policing of that licensing – in the digital world is likely to see a number of sacred cows not so much sacrificed as just put out to pasture. It seems odd in a way that one such battle is … Continue reading

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Pan-European digital music rights simplified…but reaggregation is not a new idea!

Why are there no surviving manuscripts of any of Shakespeare’s plays? On the one hand, you might think the Bard didn’t file his plays away and Mrs. Shakespeare had a blitz on old rubbish lying around the house. It was only when … Continue reading

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Western European TV: Two-tier trends to the fore, as IPTV finally makes some waves

December 2011 Adam Thomas of Informa Telecoms & Media writes: Informa’s new research on the Western European TV sector has found that several pay TV markets are now at the ‘mature’ stage of development, with some of them reaching saturation … Continue reading

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The key factors that will determine which TV manufacturers prosper…and which do not

Informa finds ‘massive’ variation among devices in terms of connection rates. Study finds important differences in the way that the big manufacturers are approaching the market The connected strategies of the major TV manufacturers are starting to become clearer, and … Continue reading

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TelecomsMarketResearch.com: TV advertising revenues see 10.3% growth year-on-year

Adam Thomas at Informa Telecoms & Media reckons that net TV advertising revenues returned to growth in 2010, with a 10.3% expansion year-on-year taking the global value to US$143.6 billion. This followed a terrible 2009, when global net TV advertising … Continue reading

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Is YouView obsolete even before it is launched?

I have often thought that the Internet will be great when it is finished. But like a piece of string, the consumer experience that is the Internet has no discernable starting point, and will probably never be ‘finished’ as such, … Continue reading

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Europe gearing up for 2012 ASO

Most communications networks in Europe are fast upgrading to IP packet-switched technology which enables voice, video and data applications to be delivered over the same physical network. As a result, communications services can no longer be separated – they belong … Continue reading

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