Digital TV Research: OTT to spur TV revenue growth in 2018

Global revenues from pay TV and over-the-top services are set to climb this year, with OTT gains more than compensating for a decline in pay TV revenues, according to Digital TV Research. The report claims that global revenues from traditional pay TV and OTT TV episodes and movies will climb from US$254 billion in 2017 […]

VR revenues ‘to reach US$7.2 billion this year’

Total virtual reality revenues will reach US$7.2 billion globally by the end of 2017, according to new research by Greenlight Insights. The virtual and augmented market intelligence company said it anticipates modest industry growth in the short term, but expects the VR industry to reach US$74.8 billion in global revenues and become a “major global […]

Arqiva reports record revenues and earnings

UK broadband infrastructure firm, Arqiva, announced record revenues and earnings for the year ended 30 June 2016. The company reported revenues of £884.7 million, EBITDA of £424.4 million and free cash flow of £226.6m, up 22.7%. “I am delighted with the progress the group has demonstrated during Simon Beresford-Wylie’s first full year as CEO,” said […]

Twitter to share ad revenue with video creators

Twitter is to give video content creators that use its platform a share of advertising revenue in a bid to boost use of the platform. According to separate reports by CNBC and Recode, both citing unnamed sources, Twitter is planning to give content creators a generous 70% share of revenues, beating the share offered by […]

TV and video revenues to remain flat

Total TV and video revenue will remain flat over the next five years, despite the promise of TV everywhere and VoD services, according to a new US study by research firm The Diffusion Group (TDG). The Future of TV Monetisation report says that while TV everywhere and pay TV VoD is showing “promising in-market results,” they […]

Arris expects big uplift in second quarter

Technology provider Arris expects a significant boost in revenues in the second quarter with an order backlog of close to US$1 billion (€720 million). Arris currently has a backlog of US$996.1 million and expects Q2 revenues to reach between US$1.41 billion and US$1.45 billion. The company reported an increase in revenues quarter-on-quarter in the three […]

Italian media revenue crashes, down €1.6bn

Combined revenues of Italy’s media companies, including broadcasters and online players, fell by €1.6 billion last year, the territory’s media regulator reports. The year-on-year decline in 2012 meant total media companies’ revenue was €15.7 billion, according to AgCom’s annual report. This comes as Italy wrestles with political and economic turmoil following a series of national […]