IHS: 25 pay TV operators have now struck Netflix deals

A total of 25 pay TV providers now have active partnerships with Netflix, with more to follow following the SVOD’s global expansion earlier this year, according to IHS. In research presented at the IHS Technology London Media Seminar last week, IHS senior principal analyst, Ted Hall, said that Netflix’s pay TV partners are typically operators […]

Programmatic advertising business to reach €2bn in Europe by 2020

Programmatic online video advertising in Europe will be a €2 billion industry by 2020, according to research commissioned by video advertising technology provider SpotX from IHS. According to the IHS research, programmatic advertising has grown from €22 million in 2012 to €375 million last year and will continue to grow at a rate of 38.7% […]

IHS: TV shipments fall 4% in 2015

Total annual TV shipments fell 4% year-over-year to 226 million units in 2015, according to new research by IHS. The research firm said that shipments of LCD TVs, the dominant display technology, fell less than 1% in 2015 to 224 million units, compared to a 7% increase in 2014. Plasma and CRT shipments have fallen […]

IHS: Netflix causes downturn in physical video spend

There is a “clear correlation” between the launch of Netflix and a decline in spending on DVDs and Blu-rays, according to IHS. The research firm’s ‘Did Netflix Kill the Physical Video Market?’ report said that before Netflix launched its streaming service in the US in 2007, spending on buying and renting movies and TV series […]

IHS: Netflix integration ‘net positive’ for pay TV operators

Integrating Netflix has had a “net positive impact” on traditional pay TV operators like Virgin Media and BT, according to IHS.  The research firm’s ‘Netflix on Pay TV: A Marriage of Convenience’ report claims that many of the operators working with Netflix have seen customer satisfaction ratings improve under the partnerships, “which have helped foster […]

IHS: smart TV ownership to reach 50% in UK, France, Germany

By 2019 more than 50% of TV households in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the US and Japan will have smart TVs, according to IHS. The research firm said that smart TV adoption has improved in China and many developed regions as consumers increasingly seek streamed content from online video services. In Western Europe, Germany […]

UK digital video revenues pass £1bn for the first time

Digital revenues from services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Sky Store exceeded £1bn for the first time last year, according to new research. The UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) claims that it is “almost certain” that video will become a majority-digital business in 2016, after digital video revenues grew by 30.3% year-on-year in 2015. Last […]

Quarter of European homes to have 4K TVs in 2019

Household penetration of 4K TVs will reach 34% in the US and 25% in the European Union in 2019, according to new research by IHS. The study claims that uptake of 4K TVs in both markets will outstrip Japanese adoption, with only 14% of households in Japan expected to have a 4K TV in 2019 […]

IHS: large area display panel shipments to fall 5%

Large-area display shipments will fall 5% to reach 682 million units in 2015, according to IHS forecasts. The research firm said that this decline will be offset by an increase in large area thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) shipment area, which is expected to grow 5% this year. TFT LCD TV panel unit […]

Sky kids app to focus on VoD, not games

Sky’s forthcoming kids app will be device agnostic, but will not include games content, the operator’s recently-appointed head of kids content has revealed. Speaking at IHS’s PEVE Entertainment Business Futures 2015 event in London this week, Lucy Murphy, said that Sky had recently expanded its kids catalogue from 700 hours to 4,000 episodes – from […]