Mobile viewing to drive in-app ad revenues

Roughly 60% of smartphone and tablet users watch between one and five hours of TV or video on these mobile platforms each week, according to Parks Associates.  The US research firm said that this video consumption will help drive in-app ad revenues to more than US$5.6 billion by 2017, with 44% of tablet owners and […]

Motive Television plans Freeview tablet service by World Cup

TV technology firm Motive Television said that it expects to launch a UK tablet service that will provide full Freeview DTT viewing and ‘red button’ content in time for this year’s World Cup. In a business update, the firm said that it expects the service to be available to over 20 million tablet owners in Great […]

UK TV viewing still 98.5% done on traditional sets

A massive 98.5% of UK TV viewing was done on a traditional TV set last year, with viewing on devices such as tablets, smartphones and PCs accounting for only the remaining 1.5%, according to new stats. The research, by UK commercial TV marketing body Thinkbox and linear TV measurement firm BARB, claimed that the viewing […]

Planet Knowledge VoD launches in UK and Ireland

Planet Knowledge, an on-demand joint venture between video-on-demand provider VOD365 and TV app provider Vonetize, has launched on Samsung’s smart TV platform, tablets and smartphones in the UK and Ireland.  Planet Knowledge offers a range of factual programming across nature, science and technology, history, education, kids, travel, adventure, lifestyle programming from content providers including Sky […]

‘TV devices’ to reach 7 billion by 2017

The global installed base of ‘TV-addressable screens’ is in the midst of a second wave of rapid expansion, driven by mobile devices, according to new research by StrategyAnalytics. The research firm said that tablets and smartphones, combined with traditional TV sets, increased the total number of TV addressable devices to 5.1 billion at the end […]

DreamWorks Animation joins tablet market

US-based DreamWorks Animation is to launch a tablet that will offer in-house content and programming from rivals such as Disney and Nickelodeon. The DreamTab is the result of a DreamWorks partnership with manufacturer Fuhu and will be an eight-inch device aimed at children costing under US$300, according to The New York Times. A 12-inch device […]

BBC iPlayer mobile and tablet traffic reaches new high

The BBC said that mobile and tablet traffic accounted for a record high of 37% of programme requests to its iPlayer catch-up service in October. According to the BBC’s October iPlayer performance pack, mobile device requests were almost in line with PC viewing, which accounted for 39% of iPlayer traffic. Overall in the month, the […]

Tablets and e-readers owned by 43% of Americans

Tablet and e-book reader ownership has now reached 43% of Americans aged 16 and over, according to new stats by the Pew Research Centre.  Separately, the number of Americans aged 16 and older who own tablet computers has grown to 35%, and the share who have e-reading devices like Kindles and Nooks has grown to […]

Tablet use up among children as TV ownership dips

Tablet use among children in the UK has more than tripled in the last year, as the proportion of those with a TV in their bedroom has fallen, according to a new Ofcom study.  The Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report claims that the use of tablets among five to 15 year-olds now […]

SFR launches multiscreen VOD

French service provider SFR has launched a video-on-demand service on mobile and tablet devices. Following the launch of remote recording capability for its SFR TV service, the Vivendi-owned operator has extended access to VOD to subscribers equipped with Android and iOS devides. SFR TV customers can now VOD titles as well as the Pass Kids, […]