IHS Technology

Netflix remains ‘benchmark’ but rivals circling, say analysts

Netflix remains “the benchmark for its rivals” despite its poor second quarter financial results, according to analysts. Paolo Pescatore at CCS Insight said this was the case and that the streaming giant traditionally struggles in Q2 because of seasonal trends. He added that he expected “the outlook to remain challenging owing to competition, the 2016 Olympic Games and […]

‘Netflix effect’ forces shorter windows for drama

Release windows for drama programming are shortening dramatically in key territories, with a ‘pronounced change’ in the time between US shows airing domestically and hitting international channels. Research house IHS Technology has analysed the release patterns of US series in international markets. “Research clearly indicates that ‘the Netflix effect’—the policy of the streaming service to […]

Netflix ‘to double’ European subs base

Netflix will double its overall subs base in Europe, with the its leading market in the region, the UK, growing at an even faster rate, according to new research. As the US-listed streaming service continues its rapid expansion into new territories IHS Technology forecasts Netflix will grow its overall subscriber base from three million in […]

Netflix international base expected to account for fifth of total

Netflix is likely to see international subscription account for one fifth of its overall business in four years time, up from 10% today, as it completes its planned raft of launches in European countries, according to a study by IHS Technology.  IHS estimates that Netflix’s launch in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland and Germany later […]

Conditional Access market to decline as pay TV reaches saturation

The global market for conditional access (CA) technology used in set-top boxes is set to peak in 2015 then decline as pay TV services reach saturation, according to IHS Technology.  The research firm predicts that the CA market will expand in 2014 and 2015, driven by Chinese and Indian cable TV digitisation and “further pay TV […]

Android TV could disrupt streaming media player market

Google’s forthcoming Android TV platform could have a major disruptive impact on the growing streaming media player business, with Roku likely to be vulnerable to an Android assault on the market, according to research by IHS Technology. According to IHS, the global base of streaming media players will reach 50 million units by the end […]

UHD TV shipments to reach 14.5 million this year

Shipments of Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs are due to grow to 14.5 million units in 2014, up from 2.0 million last year, amid “aggressive marketing efforts” by global brands, according to IHS Technology. The research firm said that UHD TVs continue to make “slow and steady inroads throughout the world,” but claimed that by […]

Set-top box market posted ‘best ever’ revenues in 2013

The global set-top box market made its highest ever annual in 2013, with continued growth now expected through 2015, according to IHS Technology research.  The STB Market Monitor report claims that worldwide digital STB shipment revenues last year totalled US$20.3 billion, up 3% from US$19.6 billion in 2012. IHS said it now expects STB revenues […]

Netflix growth prompts threefold increase in online viewing

The growth of streaming service Netflix has lead to a “three-fold” increase in long-form video consumption in the US, according to research firm IHS Technology. IHS said its analysis of television viewing data, which singled out Netflix as a game-changer, should act as a “wake-up call” to broadcasters. “Changes in consumption habits signal a need […]

UHD boost for flat panel sales in first quarter

Sales of flat-panel TVs were higher than expected in the first quarter of this year, rising significantly year-on-year, according to analysis by IHS Technology. The LCD TV market grew by 4% between January and March to 47.36 million units, and total flat-panel TV shipments grew by 3.3% to 49.36 million units. The market for the […]