IHS: VR headset install base to reach 81m in 2020

The installed base of virtual reality headsets will climb from four million in 2015 to 81 million in 2020, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that promotions by phone makers and the launch of smartphone solutions like Google’s just-unveiled Daydream View VR headset, will help drive uptake. “Smartphone VR headsets’ share of the […]

IHS: Western Europe SVOD spend to reach €3bn

Total spending on subscription on-demand services in western Europe reached €2 billion (US$2.2 billion) last year, with another €1 billion expected on that number by year-end, new research claims. IHS Markit predicts the €3 billion mark will be reached before 2017 as services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Now TV expand their offers […]

IHS: pay TV revenues in CEE surpass €5 billion

Pay TV revenues in Central and Eastern Europe reached a total of €5.02 billion in 2015 with Poland the leading market in this region, according to new research. IHS’s ‘Central and Eastern Europe Pay TV Market Monitor’ report found that pay TV revenue in Poland increased from €1.62 billion in 2014 to €1.69 billion in […]

China takes top spot for large screen TVs as growth explodes

China has now emerged as the leading global market for large-screen TVs, with demand spiking by almost 80% in the first quarter of this year, according to figures compiled by IHS. According to the research group, growth in demand in China for screens larger than 55-inches has been fuelled by falling prices. Shipments to the […]

IHS: wide colour gamut to be in 17% of display shipments in 2018

Wide colour gamut displays are expected to be present in 17% of the total area size of display shipments in 2018, according to IHS stats. The research firm said that the shipment area of wide colour gamut (WCG) displays is expected to reach 32 million square meters in 2018 – including organic light-emitting diode (OLED) […]

IHS: over 8bn connected devices globally, Chromecast outselling Apple TV

There were over eight billion connected devices globally at the end of 2015, according to IHS. The analyst group’s Techology Connected Device Market Monitor found that there were over 8.1 billion connected smartphones, tablets, personal computers, TVs, TV-attached devices and audio devices at the end of last year. The number equates to an average of […]

IHS: Apple now the third largest set-top box company

Apple surged to third place in the global set-top box market by revenue last year thanks to the success of its Apple TV device, according to new stats from IHS. The research firm said that Apple had climbed from ninth place in 2014 to third in 2015 thanks in part to strong growth in consumer […]

IHS: Number of MENA pay TV homes grew 10% last year

The number of pay TV homes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region jumped 10% last year and revenues passed €1 billion for the first time, according to IHS. The research firm’s ‘Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Market Monitor’ report said the number of pay TV homes in the region climbed […]

IHS: smart TV shipments exceed 100m units in 2015

For the first time global smart TV shipments exceeded 100 million units in 2015, according to new stats by IHS. The research firm said that in the fourth quarter alone 34.2 million smart TVs were shipped, accounting for 48.5% of all TVs sent out. IHS predicts that smart TV shipments will continue to grow at […]

Amazon Direct Video is ‘serious threat’ to Netflix

Amazon’s new video platform could be a “serious threat” to Netflix and other SVOD platforms, according to IHS Technology. This is because Amazon Direct Video’s free-market approach “enables the discovery of new talent and cult content, which has previously proven so valuable to these kinds of services”, said IHS Technology’s senior analyst for home entertainment, […]