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IHS: 4K TVs now account for 44% of television shipments

Demand for big-screen TVs surged in the third quarter with 4K sets accounting for almost 44% of TV shipments, a new record, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that due to sustained premiums and larger average size, 4K TVs made up more than 71% of all TV revenues during the quarter Global shipments […]

IHS Markit: 8K TV shipments to approach 2m units by 2020

The “next wave” of resolution transition will kick off towards the end of this year when major global TV brands launch 8K sets, according to IHS Markit. The research firm estimated that the 8K TV market will grow from less than 20,000 units shipped in 2018 to shipments of more than 430,000 in 2019, approaching […]

IHS Markit: third of video subscribers look for UHD content

More than a third of video subscribers across five key markets now claim that ultra HD content is important in their choice of both paid-for and free video services, according to IHS Markit. The research, which surveyed viewers in the US, UK, Germany, Japan and Brazil, found that respondents between the ages of 17 and […]

IHS Markit: content discovery is key to customer satisfaction

TV content discovery is at the heart of the battle among TV and video providers and is key to achieving customer satisfaction, according to a new report by IHS Markit. The research firm’s ‘Connected Devices and Media Consumption’ survey, which polled viewers across five markets, found that those who engaged less frequently with newer content […]

IHS Markit: Netflix and Amazon account for just 5% of Turkey’s OTT market

Netflix and Amazon accounted for just 5% of the Turkish subscription-video market in 2017 in terms of subscribers, placing them behind a number of Turkish players, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that Turkcell, Türk Telekom and Vodafone Turkey captured 77% of the Turkish over-the-top subscription video market for non-multiscreen service subscriptions in […]

IHS Markit: China supplants UK as second biggest programming market

China has overtaken the UK in the television programming industry, becoming the second-largest market in the world after the United States, according to IHS Markit. TV programming expenditures in China, including online platforms, hit CNY73 billion (€9.3 billion) in 2017, followed by the UK which spent US$10 billion (€8.7 billion) and led by the US […]

IHS Markit: Netflix and Amazon grow local originals output

Netflix and Amazon are building their presence in local markets with a growing amount of their original content produced outside the US, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that Netflix launched 1,257 hours of original first-run content last year, 402 hours of which – some 32% – originated outside the US. Amazon produced […]

IHS Markit: 70% of TV shipments to be smart sets in 2018

The global unit-share of smart TVs is expected to reach 70% of all TV shipments in 2018, up from 45% in 2015 and 64% in 2017, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that global TV shipments are recovering in 2018, with shipments up 3.5% to 223 million units thanks to price erosion from […]

Africa’s OTT TV market ‘poised for growth’

Africa’s TV and OTT video markets are poised for growth, despite challenging conditions across much of the region, according to a study by IHS Markit. According to the research outfit, the number of households in the Sub-Saharan African region grew 21.8% between 2010 and 2017, while TV households grew with a compound annual growth rate […]

Cord-cutting now taking toll outside US – IHS Markit

Cord-cutting began to take a more significant toll on pay TV outside the US last year, with pay TV numbers declining in 13 other markets, according to data from IHS Markit. According to the research outfit, pay TV customers cancelled their subscriptions in favour of online alternatives in greater numbers in Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong, […]

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