Informa Telecoms & Media

AT&T-DirecTV deal could spur more consolidation

Analysts have said the AT&T deal for DirecTV will help the merged entity mitigate the rising cost of content and could also spur further industry consolidation. US telco AT&T announced Sunday that it has agreed to buy satellite pay TV operator DirecTV for US$48.5 billion and the news followed the announcement, in February, that Comcast […]

Informa: Netflix facing rights competition as rivals step up

Netflix will find it harder to secure premium content this year with increasing competition from incumbent pay TV operators and new OTT service operators, according to analysts. TV and digital media specialists at DTVE publisher Informa Telecoms & Media are forecasting that 2014 will be the year that ‘the content rights pendulum will swing away […]

Global TV ad revenues to to hit US$171 billion next year

Global TV ad revenues are set to climb by 5.2% next year to reach US$171 billion, driven by improving consumer and corporate confidence, and the summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, according to Informa Telecoms & Media.  The new research claims that the rise will follow a smaller increase of just 1.9% in TV ad […]

European advertising revenue decline continues

New research forecasts a further decline in TV advertising revenues in western Europe this year. DTVE publisher Informa Telecoms & Media says the lingering effects of the Eurozone crisis mean that revenues will slide 2% this year after a 5% reverse in 2012. A separate forecast from Digital TV Research earlier this week singled out […]

Connected TV market surging in MENA

The connected TV market is rapidly evolving in the Middle East and Africa with increasing sales of connected device fuelling demand for OTT, cloud and multiscreen services, according to Informa Telecoms & Media.  The research firm said 6.5 million tablets were sold across the Middle East and Africa in 2012, with this figure forecast to […]

Global HD viewing expected to explode over next four years

The proportion of global TV households watching HD programming is expected to grow from under 14% at the end of last year to almost 42% by the end of 2017, according to Informa Telecoms & Media’s latest Global HDTV Forecasts report. Informa Telecoms & Media predicts that the number of active HD households will rise […]

Service providers will need to move beyond triple-play, says report

Service providers will increasingly have to offer subscribers more complex bundled products in place of traditional triple- or quad-play offerings, according to a study by Informa Telecoms & Media. According to Informa senior analyst Tony Brown, operators will increasingly have to include OTT content from companies like Netflix and Spotify, and possibly VoIP offerings from […]