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UPC deal in limbo after Sunrise scraps EGM 

Sunrise’s CHF6.3 billion deal to acquire UPC Switzerland from Liberty Global hangs in the balance after the former announced it has cancelled a planned EGM on October 23. The company had initially scheduled an EGM to approve the announced reduction in the size of the rights issue planned to finance its acquisition of UPC Switzerland. […]

Limited availability will harm Apple TV+, claims report 

Upcoming SVOD Apple TV+ will be hamstrung by availability, a new report claims.  According to a study from IHS Markit, Apple will be a distinct disadvantage in terms of attracting subscribers with only 57% of US households capable of receiving the service. This accounts for households that will access the service iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Apple […]

Total viewing time falls as viewers turn to non-linear

Total cross-platform viewing time appears to have peaked as viewers increasingly turn away from linear TV towards on-demand platforms, according to IHS Markit. According to the research outfit’s Cross-Platform Television Viewing Time 2019 report, total average daily video viewing time, excluding social media viewing, for the countries analysed stood at 273.7 minutes per-person per-day in […]

Sony: prime time ‘set to die’

Prime time hour is ‘set to die’, claims a new report from Sony. In the recently published ‘Evolution of the Living Room’, the company surveyed 6,000 European consumers on their attitudes and behaviours. It found that while the average viewer watches over 15 hours a week, only 6% of people make a point to watch […]

Informa acquires majority of IHS Markit’s TMT assets

DTVE parent company Informa has acquired a majority of IHS Markit’s TMT assets. The agreement will see Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence Portfolio exchanged for IHS Markit’s leading portfolio of TMT brands. “This agreement is very positive for both IHS Markit and Informa, increasing the focus of each company on core markets where it has particular strengths […]

IHS Markit reveals strong growth for 4K/UHD during MIPTV

Research firm IHS Markit revealed strong positive indicators for the growth of 4K/UHD screens at MIPTV yesterday, suggesting take up in Europe, North America, LatAm and MENA is gaining momentum. According to IHS, 2018 saw shipments of 4K/UHD outstrip lower resolutions for the first time as prices tumbled to affordable levels. Speaking at MIPTV’s 4K/UHD […]

IHS Markit: US SVOD market could grow by 53m subs by 2023

New direct-to-consumer services from Disney, Apple, Warner Media and NBCUniversal have the potential to grow the US SVOD market by 53 million subscriptions by 2023. This is according to IHS Markit research, which claims that such growth would amount to a 25% increase in subscribers and would generate up to US$3.6 billion in incremental revenue […]

IHS Markit: Netflix and YouTube rank top among Brazilian viewers

Netflix and YouTube are consistently Brazilian internet users’ first choice of video services across all devices, according to IHS Markit. The research firm’s survey sample found that 28% of Brazilians  turn to Netflix first when looking for something to watch, followed by YouTube at 24%. Among pay TV households, fewer than 50% of Sky Brasil […]

IHS Markit lists video everywhere among its top technology trends

Video everywhere, artificial intelligence and edge computing are the three key technology trends that will have a major effect on the commercial and consumer markets in the coming year, according to IHS Markit. The research firm’s ‘Top Trends of 2019’ report claims that the increasing ubiquity of video is forcing significant industry change as a […]

IHS: localised content as important as price in Indian video market

The three most important factors for consumers choosing video services in India are pricing, local Indian content, and quality dubbing and subtitling, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that “localised content is as important as price,” but added that out of all the markets it surveyed, Indian consumers were most likely to cite […]

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