CTA launches 8K UHD certification for new TVs

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), best known as the organised of the annual consumer tech show CES, has launched its 8K Ultra HD logo programme. Starting from 2020 models, this will be the official industry display definition and logo for 8K UHD TVs. The CTA says that this is in an effort to help retailers […]

CTA: US consumers to spend US$18bn on SVOD this year

US consumers will spend some US$18 billion on subscription video streaming services this year, up 27% compared to 2018, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The latest edition of CTA’s ‘US Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts’ report, released ahead of CES this week, predicts that spend on music and video streaming services combined will […]

CTA: smartphone ownership gains on TVs in the US

Smartphone ownership in the US could match that of TVs in the next five years, as these devices continue their “meteoric popularity” rise, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The CTA’s 20th ‘Consumer Technology Ownership and Market Potential Study’ found that smartphones are now owned in 87% of US homes, with the devices second […]

CTA: VR and AR on course for record growth this year

The US-based Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has tipped virtual and augmented reality technology for record growth in 2018. Announcing findings from its forthcoming ‘US Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts’ report, the CTA said that it expects VR and AR headsets and eyewear to sell 4.9 million units in the US in 2018, up more than […]

VR headset sales tipped to climb 79% in the US this year

US sales of virtual reality headsets are projected to reach 2.5 million units in 2017, up 79% compared to 2016, according to the Consumer Technology Association. The CTA’s latest ‘US Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts’ report claims that virtual and augmented reality will be among the tech sector’s “overwhelming leaders” in year-on-year growth in 2017, […]

Second screen multitasking done by 88% of millennials

Some 88% of millennials use a second screen like a phone or tablet to multi-task when watching video content, according new research by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The 2015 Video Consumption Trends report found that 71% of people aged 18 to 34 engage with social media while watching video content and 70% watch content […]

VR headset sales to climb 500% in 2016

Sales of Virtual Reality headset will increase by 500% year-on-year in 2016 while revenues will climb by 440%, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). The trade association predicts that 1.2 million VR headsets will be sold this year, with revenues projected to reach US$540 million as the nascent technology starts to take off. In […]