Ampere: Saudi web users consume the most TV and video

Saudi Arabian internet users watched more TV and video online than people in any other country, according to a new global study by Ampere Analysis. The research firm found that 87% of viewers in Saudi Arabia watch online video content on their smartphones, versus a survey average of 58% across 13 countries. The number of […]

Ericsson: Video viewing time up as mobile rivals TV

People are watching more content than ever before as mobile viewing time moves closer to an equal split with fixed TV viewing, according to new Ericsson ConsumerLab research. In stats revealed at MIPCOM this week, ahead of the publication of its latest TV and media report, Ericsson said that the ratio between viewing on fixed […]

Global tablet shipments drop 8% in 2015

The global tablet market suffered its “worst year-on-year performance ever” in 2015 with shipments falling 8% to 224.3 million units for the full year, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm said that shipments fell 11% to 69.9 million units during the fourth quarter, as the launch of Apple’s iPad Pro failing to meet expectations in […]

IHS: demand for TVs, monitors and tablets has ‘weakened significantly’

End-market demand for TVs, monitors, notebooks and tablets has “weakened significantly” this year, according to IHS. The research firm claims that the demand outlook has deteriorated due to a “variety of product and economic reasons” – especially the rise of the US dollar against most other global currencies, which has caused local prices for a […]

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% […]

Motive launches mobile PVR for the US

Technology provider Motive Television has launched a Mobile Personal Video Recorder that it claims to be the world’s first ATSC format PVR for mobile devices.  The product provides the ability to time shift over-the-air programmes seen on tablets and mobile devices, and works with the TabletTV app and TPod in the United States.  Users can […]

Smartphones driving massive increase in mobile video plays

Video plays on tablets and smartphones increased by 100% year-on-year in the first quarter, and were up by 24% quarter-on-quarter, and by a huge 367% over the past two years, according to Ooyala’s latest Global Video Index report.  According to Ooyala, the growth points to 50% of all online video plays being on mobile devices […]

WiFi to carry 60% of mobile traffic by 2019

WiFi networks will carry almost 60% of smartphone and tablet data traffic by 2019, after experiencing an almost fourfold increase in use, according to Juniper Research.  The new report claims that WiFi networks will carry less than 30,000 Petabytes (PB) of traffic this year, with this figure rising to more than 115,000PB by 2019 – […]

More than 50% of UK homes now have tablets

Approximately 54% of UK households now have a tablet computer, up from 2% in 2011, following a “rapid rise in popularity”, according to Ofcom statistics.  The UK broadcast regulator said that the tablet has “established itself as a must-have device in just five years” and are proving particularly popular among those aged 35-54, with 64% […]

Consumer interest in HDTVs and tablets slowing

The pace of growth in sales of video display devices including HDTVs and tablets could be set to slow down as the market matures, while consumers are becoming excited about new devices including wearable and smart home devices, according to a survey by Accenture. According to Accenture’s report, Engaging the Digital Consumer in the New […]

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