Flat panel sales on the slide

Global flat-panel TV sales fell in July compared to the same period a year ago, according to a study by IHS.  According to IHS’s Monthly Worldwide FPD TV Shipment Data Report, total global shipments of LCD and plasma display panel TVs amounted to 14.88 million units, down 6.3% from July 2012. LCD TVs, which account […]

Tablet use up among children as TV ownership dips

Tablet use among children in the UK has more than tripled in the last year, as the proportion of those with a TV in their bedroom has fallen, according to a new Ofcom study.  The Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report claims that the use of tablets among five to 15 year-olds now […]

Facebook to offer TV data to networks

Facebook is reportedly upping its TV credentials by starting to offer data from the social network to the four biggest TV networks in the US.  According to a Wall Street Journal report, Facebook will this week begin sending weekly reports to the channels to indicate how much buzz their shows are generating on the site. […]

Orange Spain revamps TV service

Orange Spain has relaunched its TV service, delivering 25 HD pay TV channels and all the country’s national and regional digital-terrestrial channels for €10 a month. The pay TV service includes Fox, AXN, Calle 13, TNT, Comedy Central, Syfy, Fox Crime, Cosmo, Canal Hollywood, MGM, TCM, National Geographic, History Channel, Cooking Channel, BBC World, CNN, […]

Facebook targets broadcasters with new TV tools

Facebook is taking aim at the TV industry with two new tools that will allow broadcasters to easily integrate conversations and data from the social network.  The Public Feed API will give broadcasters access to a real-time feed of public posts for a specific word. The Keyword Insights API aggregates the total number of posts […]

TV and video watched by 72% of people on mobiles

Some 72% of people watch TV and video on mobile devices each week, according to respondents of Ericsson’s latest ConsumerLab report.  The report said that 42% watch mobile TV and video content outside the home, while 75% multi-task by using mobile devices at the same time as watching TV. Ericsson also noted a trend for […]

Just 1.5% of TV viewing done on other devices

Just 1.5% of TV viewing is done on other screens, such as tablets, smartphones and laptops, with the remaining 98.5% still done on traditional sets according to new research by Thinkbox – the marketing body for commercial television in the UK.  The research said that during the first six months of the year, viewers in […]

Ofcom reveals ethnic minority TV trends

Ethnic minority groups in Britain are more likely to have home broadband and a mobile phone than the UK average but are less inclined to watch TV, according to a new Ofcom report.  The Ethnic Minority Groups and Communication Services report found that, across all ethnic minority groups included in the research, 90% said they have […]

Telekom Austria reports TV gains

Telekom Austria made TV gains in its first half and second quarter results but reported a decline in revenues, which it attributed to regulatory burdens, fierce competition and macroeconomic headwinds in CEE.  The launch of its new A1 tariff in Austria led to bundle subscriber growth in Q2 of 1.04 million, of which 227,800 are […]

Ofcom hails return of digital ‘1950s-style’ living room

More than half of UK adults now media multi-task while watching TV, though an increasing number still view TV on their main living room screen, in what Ofcom hailed as “the reinvention of the 1950s living room.” In its 2013 Communications Market Report, published today, the UK broadcast regulator said that people are still coming […]