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Netflix revamps TV interface

Netflix has unveiled a new design for its service on TV that is will start to roll out to subscribers globally this week. The subscription video-on-demand giant said that the new interface is designed to make it easier to find titles on TVs using just a few buttons on a remote control. Stephen Garcia, Netflix’s […]

eMarketer: mobile engagement to surpass TV by 2019

US adults will send more time on their mobile devices than they do watching TV by 2019, according to eMarketer predictions. The research firm estimates that in 2018 US adults will spend nearly 3 hours, 50 minutes per day watching TV, compared to 3 hours 35 on their mobile devices. With TV time shrinking and […]

Sony brings Google Assistant to Android TVs in UK

Sony Europe has said that that select Sony 4K HDR TVs with Android TV will now have the Google Assistant built in, starting first in the UK with more countries to follow later this year. Google Assistant integration will allow viewers to gain quick access to films, music and other content, to control smart home […]

Kantar: UK large-screen TV market quadruples in five years

The British large-screen television market has quadrupled in the past five years, according to the latest TV market data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. The research firm said that 32% of large-screen purchases were OLED devices and that LED screens made up 54% of large screen buys in the past six months. OLED and QLED television now account for 15% and […]

eMarketer: Spanish TV ad market set to dip

TV’s share of total media ad spend in Spain will decrease from 39.3% to 38.5% between 2018 and 2022, according to eMarketer predictions. The research firm predicted the decline will be faster than it had previously forecast in September 2017, “mainly because advertisers are spending more cautiously due to the political instability in Catalonia.” At […]

WARC: TV ad revenue in the UK to rebound this year

TV adverting revenue is expected to rebound this year after dropping in 2017, in part due to the Russia World Cup this summer. This is according to the Advertising Association/WARC’s latest Expenditure Report, which claims that TV ad spend dipped 3.2% last year to £5.11 billion but will climb 2.3% in 2018 and 3.0% in […]

Orange ups TV customer base by 6.1%

Orange has increased its number of TV customers by 6.1% year-on-year to 9.097 million following strong gains in Spain and Poland. Announcing its first quarter results, Orange said that it upped its TV base by 19.6% year-on-year in Spain, recording 641,000 customers as of March 31, 2018. In Poland its TV numbers climbed 12.5% year-on-year […]

Futuresource: TV still most popular pastime for children

Watching television remains the activity that children aged three to 16 dedicate the most time to, according to Futuresource Consulting’s latest Kids Tech Consumer Survey. Across the surveyed countries – which included the UK, France, Germany, US, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Mexico and Brazil – kids were found to spend an average of 4.8 hours […]

IHS: half of TV sets shipped in Western Europe now 4K

Half of TV sets shipped in Western Europe and more than this in North America and China are now 4K, according to IHS Markit stats presented at MIPTV this morning. IHS Markit research director, Paul Gray, said that developed regions are closing the gap on China with 55-inch screens driving 4K growth in the medium term […]

eMarketer: social ad spend in the UK to exceed TV by 2020

Social networks’ share of advertising spend in the UK will overtake television ad spend by 2020, according to stats published by eMarketer. The research firm said that come 2020, social network ad spending will account for 20% of all media ad spend in the UK, compared to 17.8% for broadcast TV. As it stands today, […]

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