IHS: European cable homes reach highest level since 2009

The number of cable homes in Europe grew year-on-year in 2017 to reach their highest level since 2009, according to new research by IHS Markit. The ‘European Broadband Cable Yearbook’ report said that the number of cable homes in Europe grew to 69.2 million last year, accounting for 36.3% of all TV homes. The figure […]

IHS: linear TV viewing down as online time increases

Linear TV viewing time declined year-on-year across the top five European markets in 2017 as the share of viewing time for online platforms increased, according to IHS Markit. The research firm noted that video consumption is changing across the leading five European markets – the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain – with time-shifted viewing […]

IHS Markit: high speed broadband reaches 75% of European homes

High speed broadband services were available in more than three quarters of homes in the 28 countries of the European Union at the end of June 2017, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that for the first time, 4G LTE availability matched 3G HSPA networks in terms of the number of households covered. […]

IHS: online video services the ‘go-to platforms’ for content

Online video services are now the go-to platforms for content in an age of portable devices and out-of-home viewing, according to an IHS Markit survey of internet users in the US, UK, Brazil, Japan and Germany. YouTube, Netflix and Amazon were the most popular video platforms in the five countries surveyed, beating pay TV and […]

IHS: half of TV sets shipped in Western Europe now 4K

Half of TV sets shipped in Western Europe and more than this in North America and China are now 4K, according to IHS Markit stats presented at MIPTV this morning. IHS Markit research director, Paul Gray, said that developed regions are closing the gap on China with 55-inch screens driving 4K growth in the medium term […]

IHS: TV replacement cycle to help spur flat panel growth

A “significant rise” in replacement demand for flat panel TVs will help boost the overall flat panel display market next year, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that global demand for flat panel displays by area is forecast to grow 7.2% year-on-year in 2018 to 210 million square meters – the biggest annual […]

Netflix having significant impact in CEE, says IHS Markit

Netflix is having a significant impact on subscription TV in Central and Eastern Europe, even if its penetration lags far behind markets in Western Europe, according to Andrey Popov, home entertainment analyst at IHS Markit. Despite a widespread perception that Netflix is having a negligible impact in CEE because it has not localised its service […]

IHS: international Netflix subscribers to overtake US

Subscribers from the 130 countries Netflix expanded to last year account for just 5% of the streaming service’s customer base, according to new research. Despite the slow take-up in new territories, however, the Netflix international subscriber base will overtake that of the US this year, IHS Markit data suggests. The US-listed company launched in 50 […]

IHS: Netflix and Amazon outspend HBO, CBS, Turner

Netflix and Amazon spent more money on programming last year than CBS, HBO, Turner and most countries – including South Korea and Australia – according to new research. The IHS Markit report claims that between 2013 and 2015, Netflix and Amazon more than doubled their annual expenditure on programming, with the internet firms spending a […]

HDR TV shipments to reach 4m units this year

High Dynamic Range (HDR) TV shipments will reach more than 4 million units in 2016 and growth to more than 30 million units by 2020, according to IHS Markit. The research firm predicted that by 2020 nearly all of the 112 million 4K TVs shipped worldwide will be compatible with HDR, but only 30% will […]

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