TV


Multiscreen Index shows cable subs falling ‘for first time’

The latest edition of Informitv’s quarterly Multiscreen Index (MI) suggests business at traditional pay TV players is slowing down. For the second quarter of 2018, MI reported, “the second smallest rise so far in television subscribers among the 100 leading services in the index. “Subscriber numbers rose by 0.6% in the second quarter of 2018 (which equates to 2.69 million), […]

Pact: UK production sector sees highest ever growth

The UK’s production sector has seen financial growth rise to £2.7 billion, its “highest ever growth” largely due to international sales, according to this year’s Pact Census. Pact’s 2018 Census, which looks at the UK’s production activity across 2017, has revealed that total sector revenues increased from £2.59 billion in 2016 to £2.74 billion in […]

TCL unveils AI-enabled and 8K TVs at IFA

TCL unveiled its new AI-powered television sets at IFA in Berlin, including its first 8K TV. The manufacturer said that the expanded range of AI-powered products is part of TCL’s efforts to build a smart home ecosystem that provides consumers with “a simple, personalised life experience.” The new TV models incorporate TCL’s latest 8K and […]

LG rolls out Google Assistant on TVs in more markets

LG is set to launch Google Assistant on its TVs in seven more markets in the fourth quarter as part of its efforts to “raise the bar for voice recognition solutions”. The voice assistant will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom with support in five languages. The […]

Global TV and video service revenue to reach US$559bn in 2022

Consumer and advertising spend on TV and video services will grow 14% globally from US$490 billion in 2017 to US$559 billion (€491 billion) in 2022, with OTT video to account for 90% of this growth. This is according to Strategy Analytics, which estimates that consumer spend and digital ad revenues for over-the-top video services will […]

Nickelodeon develops TV, VR and AR series Meet the Voxels

Nickelodeon is working on an original TV, VR and AR series that will be the network’s first show made with virtual cinema technology – including real-time full body and facial performance capture. Meet the Voxels (working title) is an animated sitcom that will be created using a game engine and is being developed to air across […]

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 […]