Device shipments to hit 2.5 billion units

Combined worldwide shipments of PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones are expected to climb 1.5% year-on-year in 2015 to reach 2.5 billion units, according to Gartner. The research firm predicts that end-user spending on devices will total US$606 billion in 2015, but said that this would mark for the first time since 2010 a 5.7% […]

iPlayer TV traffic from tablets exceeds PCs for the first time

BBC iPlayer TV programme requests from tablets were higher than from computers for the first time in April, according to the corporation’s latest catch-up service stats.  The BBC said that 30% of TV content requested during the month on iPlayer was from tablets, compared to 28% from computers and 18% from mobile devices. The rest […]

Wuaki.tv launches in Windows 8.1 devices

Movie and TV streaming service Wuaki.tv has launched a new app that will make it available on Windows 8.1 PCs, laptops and tablets for the first time.  The free app was developed in partnership with Microsoft, and is available from today. “At Wuaki.tv, we are committed to providing the best possible user experience and HD […]

BBC iPlayer requests up by a third, tablet use expands rapidly

Requests on the BBC iPlayer catch-up service grew by a third in 2013, with 2.2 billion requests for TV shows and 800 million radio requests across all platforms, according to the latest statistics released by the UK public broadcaster. Requests from tablet devices grew by 104% in the course of the year, with a total […]

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 […]