NBCUniversal leads TV everywhere contributors

NBCUniversal provides the largest number of channels of any content provider to US TV everywhere services, while Epix and HBO support TV Everywhere on more second-screen devices than any other premium or basic cable programmer, according to research from IHS. Meanwhile, all major TV service providers in the US have launched TV everywhere services, according […]

Ultra HD set to take off from 2017

There will be 140 million households with at least one Ultra HD TV and over 50 million Ultra HD set-tops installed by 2020, according to a report by IHS. According to the report the ecosystem for the format will be in place by 2017, and within 10 years there will be enough homes, content and […]

European cable is attractive growth industry, says report

The European cable industry remains a business characterized by strong growth and investment in cable is likely to remain attractive to mobile operators and other potential entrants, according to a report by IHS. According to the European Broadband Cable Report, published in collaboration with industry association Cable Europe, the value of the European cable industry […]

Internet video devices to exceed planet’s population by 2017

The number of internet-connected video devices globally will exceed eight billion by 2017, exceeding the population of the planet, according to IHS. The research group’s Broadband Technology Service predicts that the number of video-enabled devices connected to the interent, including tablets, smart TVs, Blu-ray players and PCs, will grow to 8.2 billion, up 90% on […]

Flat panel sales on the slide

Global flat-panel TV sales fell in July compared to the same period a year ago, according to a study by IHS.  According to IHS’s Monthly Worldwide FPD TV Shipment Data Report, total global shipments of LCD and plasma display panel TVs amounted to 14.88 million units, down 6.3% from July 2012. LCD TVs, which account […]

Europe sees record number of HD channel launches

Last year was a record year for HDTV channel launches in Europe, driven by adult, documentary and lifestyle channels, according to new stats by IHS. The research firm said that there were 205 HDTV channel launches in 2012, a 53% increase on the previous high of 134 in 2011. At the end of the year, […]

Set-top shipments to hit record highs

Set-top box shipments will set record highs in 2013 and the next two years, climbing 8% this year alone, according to new research by IHS. The Set-Top Box Market Monitor report claims that shipments of set-tops for cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV digital TV services are set to reach 269 million units this year, up […]

Set-top box under threat from connected TVs, operator apps

Web-delivered content via apps and smart TVs will eventually result in the demise of the set-top box, though rights issues present the main challenge to this shift, according to BT Retail’s director of TV Alex Green.  Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London on a panel discussion about ‘the virtual pay TV set-top […]

US consumers warming to connected and 3D TV

Consumers in the US are registering a sharp increase in 3D TVs and, to a greater extent, connected sets, according to the latest research. IHS polled consumers about their buying plans and 30.7% of those planning to buy a new TV in the year to June will choose an internet-connected set. That stacks against 18.1% […]

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