European TV plan risks ‘stunting growth in the sector’

Europe’s commercial broadcasters have said proposed changes to to the main directive covering content and distribution risk stunting growth in the sector, reducing consumer choice, and putting a brake on investment in local programming. Europe is in the throes of revising the AVMS Directive with a view to fostering the digital economy in the region. […]

Flat-panel display to decline this year, 4K provides promise in ‘16

Flat-panel display industry revenues are expected to fall by 2% this year to US$129 billion (€117 billion) as falling LCD display revenues, declining demand in the PC sector and price erosion take their toll, according to research by IHS. After growth last year, global TFT LCD display revenue is expected to decline 3%, from US$120 […]

Global TV shipments set for second consecutive bad year

Global TV shipments look set to continue to slide in the fourth quarter following a poor performance in the three months to September, according to research by IHS. According to the researchers, TV shipments for the full year are expected to fall by 5% to 226.7 million units, following a 7% decline in 2012. The […]