Blinkbox sales up 245% over Christmas

Tesco-owned TV and movie streaming service Blinkbox claims it had a “record breaking” Christmas, with sales up by 245% year-on-year over the festive period. The UK online store claimed that a surge in pre-Christmas tablet sales helped boost the figures, with sales on mobile devices – mainly tablets – up 674% compared to the previous […]

Ultra HD TV shipments to jump more than 500%

Ultra High Definition (UHD) display LCD TV shipments are expected to increase by more than 500% year-on-year in 2014, according to new stats by IHS. The figures, which were updated ahead of the CES trade show in Las Vegas this week, claim that UHD LCD TV sales will reach 10 million units this year, up […]

Tablets to be owned by 42% of online Europeans by 2017

Some 60% of North American internet users and 42% of European web consumers users will own a tablet in 2017, according to new Forrester stats. The research firm claims that though penetration rates won’t reach an aggregate of 25% in the developing world by that date, tablets will reach “majority status” in leading Asian markets […]

Tablet shipments to hit 197 million

Worldwide tablet shipments are tipped to jump 70% this year, reaching 197 million, according to new stats from research firm Gartner.  The figure compares to 116 million tablet units shipped last year and is predicted to continue to rise – reaching 266 million in 2014 and 468 million in 2017 – as consumers buying habits […]

Tablet ownership boosting news audiences

Tablet ownership has boosted viewing of TV news, while audiences are increasingly receptive to advertising across multiple devices, according to a survey of news consumption by InSites Consulting for BBC World News and  According to the survey, 43% of tablet users say the consume more TV than they did five years ago, with most […]

TV viewing up driven by mobile consumption

Digital technology is changing TV viewing habits, with UK residents now owning fewer TVs but watching more programmes across different devices, according to new research by the UK’s TV licensing body.  TV Licensing’s Telescope 2013 report found that the average household now has 1.83 TV sets, down from an average of 2.3 in 2003. However, […]

Motorola acquisition could boost Google in TV business

Google is to acquire Motorola Mobility for approximately US$12.5 billion (€8.8 billion), representing a 63% premium on the closing price of Motorola Mobility shares on Friday. While Google’s acquisition of the company is being seen by observers primarily as a way for it to strengthen the position of the Android operating platform in the smartphone […]

Apple likely to dominate European tablet market

Apple is likely to continue to dominate the European market for tablet devices, according to a report by Forrester Research. Europe is expected by Forrester to account for 14.5 million, or 30%, of worldwide tablet sales this year. Apple is estimated to have a 70% market share for tablet sell-through (as opposed to raw shipments). […]