TDG: smart TVs the preferred streaming platform

Over-the-top video users prefer to watch using the native connectivity of a smart TV, rather than other TV streaming devices, according to new research. The Diffusion Group (TDG) study said that despite the widespread availability of inexpensive TV streaming devices, 32% of OTT TV users preferred watching direct via a smart TV. Game consoles came in […]

Internet set-tops now in 21% of US broadband homes

Internet set-top boxes such as Roku and Apple TV devices are now present in 21% of US broadband homes, according to new research from The Diffusion Group (TDG). TDG’s ‘In-Home CE and Home Network Ecosystem 2015’ report claims that US internet STB penetration has increased 63% in the past year, with just 13% of broadband […]

OTT to account for 25% of LatAm video in 10 years

Over-the-top (OTT) video services like Netflix will account for 25% of Latin American video consumption in 2025, according to new research.  The Diffusion Group’s ‘El Futuro de TV – OTT Video in Latin America, 2015-2025’ report claims that by 2025 OTT will also generate US$8 billion in annual revenue in the region. “Latin America is […]

OTT to account for half of TV ad revenue by 2020

Over-the-top TV ad revenue will account for just under half of total TV ad revenue by 2020, according to The Diffusion Group (TDG).  The research claims that by 2020, OTT TV ad revenue – commercial advertising placed in full-length TV-quality programming delivered via broadband – will represent roughly US$40 billion (€37 billion) of the US$85 […]

Mobile video to account for 20% of all viewing by 2025

Mobile video will account for more than 20% of overall viewing time among US consumers by 2025, with smartphones and tablets to take share from both TV and PC-based video viewing, according to new research. The Diffusion Group (TDG) claims that viewing on smartphones and tablets will experience strong growth over the next decade, but […]

Sports viewing on the web to grow tenfold

Viewing of broadband-distributed sports content is set to grow tenfold between 2015 and 2025, driven by the growing availability of OTT TV services, according to US research firm The Diffusion Group (TDG). The research claims that weekly per-capita viewing of OTT TV sports will grow from just under 25 minutes in 2015 to more than […]

One in eight US pay TV subscribers can access TV everywhere

Almost eight in ten legacy pay TV subscribers have access to authenticated TV everywhere services from most of the major US networks, according to The Diffusion Group (TDG).  The research firm’s ‘TV everywhere deployment among top US operators and networks 2014’ report claims that 74 million homes in the US from the top 15 networks […]

Netflix streaming up 350% in two and a half years

The volume of Netflix video streaming has increased by 350% in the last 10 quarters, according to new stats from The Diffusion Group (TDG).  The research claims that the domestic and international volume of traffic has grown from 2 billion hours in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 7 billion hours as of Q2 2014. […]

4K TV to ‘remain niche’ until 2019

4K TV will remain a niche product for at least another five years, with widespread viewing of 4K content likely to grow quickly from 2019 onwards, according to a new report by TDG. According to Joel Espelien, author of Forecasting the 4K Video Ecosystem 2014-2025, 4K video will be driven by consumper purchases of smart […]

US broadband users engaging with mobile video apps

Almost half of US adult broadband users engage with a mobile video app at least once a month, according to a new report from The Diffusion Group. According to the report, 49% of adult broadband users engage with some form of mobile video app monthly, while 17% do so on a weekly basis and 16% […]