TV shipments to be better than feared as vendors bet on H2 recovery

The coronavirus pandemic has been felt in the TV set supply chain, but the impact is likely to be better than initially feared. According to TrendForce, total shipment of TV brands in 2020 is expected to reach 214.11 million units, a 1.7% decrease year-over-year, but a 4% increase from a previous forecast in March. The […]

Indian TV shipments hit record high of 15 million

TV shipments in India hit a record high of 15 million units in 2019, representing a year-over-year increase of 15%. According to Counterpoint, this growth was mainly driven by budget smart TVs with 32-inch TVs as the most popular category. The report points out that affordability is key with sub-US$150 price bands being the most […]

TV market sees slight growth in 2019

The global television market managed slight growth in 2019. According to a new report from research house Omdia, global TV set shipments in the fourth quarter of 2019 totaled 68.6 million, a 1.5% increase from the same period in 2018. A positive quarter helped the market to expand by 0.7% in 2019. Paul Gray, research […]

Mobile time to surpass TV time in 2019

Adults in the US will spend more time using their mobile devices than watching their TVs, a new study has found. According to eMarketer, US adults will spend an average of 3 hours and 43 minutes (3:43) on mobile devices daily, excluding voice time, while they will spend 3:35 watching TV. In 2018, the average […]

T-Mobile US pay TV service to launch in H1 2019

T-Mobile’s delayed US home TV service is due to launch in the first half of this year, the company confirmed on its fourth quarter 2018 earnings call. Responding to a question about the company’s TV strategy, chief operating officer Mike Sievert said T-Mobile is “quality-driven”, not “date-driven,” adding that its TV service rollout is closely […]

Apple: breakdown of the cable bundle to accelerate in 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook has predicted that the “breakdown of the cable bundle” will take place at a much faster pace this year and said Apple is well placed to help usher in this change in viewing habits. Speaking on Apple’s first quarter earnings call, Cook said that Apple will participate in “a variety of […]

Ofcom: TV ‘of lessening importance’ as kids spend more time online

Children in the UK aged five to 15 now spend around 20 minutes more online, in a typical day, than they do in front of a TV set, according to Ofcom research. The UK broadcast regulator’s annual study on children’s media use noted that while TV sets are still used by almost all children, TV […]

Love Nature 4K announces Turkish channel launch with TV+

Love Nature 4K, a joint venture with Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks, has launched its linear TV service on Turkish pay TV platform TV+. Turkcell subscribers will have access via IPTV and OTT to Love Nature 4K’s library of original programming, which includes hundreds of hours of natural history content in 4K and HD. […]

Futuresource: global TV shipments return to growth in 2018

The TV market experienced a return to growth in 2018 with global shipments up by an estimated 3% year-on-year, following a decline in shipments in 2017, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that 4K continues to attract consumer spend, driven in part by easier access to 4K content as streaming services gain a […]

Futuresource: US video and TV spend up 1% in 2018

The US video and TV industry saw a 1% rise in consumer spend in 2018, taking the market to US$133 billion, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm estimates that the US market accounted for 53% of the global industry total last year and predicted modest annual increases for the coming years, reaching US$136 billion […]

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