January 20, 2012, Bedfordshire, UK--With forecasts exceeding 80% of units shipped by 2015, connected TVs are expected to lead the way in global TV shipments escalating from 27% in 2011, according to new research from Futuresource Consulting. On a regional level, Japan leads the way in the adoption of connected TVs, with 59% of shipments in 2011 integrating IP connectivity as standard. Penetration in the USA and China hit 29%, however Europe is behind the curve with 24% of TV sales being connected.
Arlington,VA, January 17, 2012--The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® released a new study which found that more than half (53 percent) of online U.S. adults watch some form of streaming or downloaded video content in the home. Those consumers have a distinct preference for streaming video versus downloading content, as 51 percent view streaming content and spend an average of two hours per week watching, while only 15 percent download content and spend an average of one hour watching.
London, UK, January 13, 2012--Latest broadband and IPTV figures published by the Broadband Forum show a significant surge in growth in Q3-2011, with more new subscribers added in the quarter than at any time since early 2009. The figures also point to the growing importance of fiber as FTTH and hybrid FTTx deployments increase.
New York City, Jan. 9, 2012 – Consumers intend to buy fewer televisions this year and fewer are regularly watching content on them, a new Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey has found. Consumers are rapidly turning to other consumer electronics devices such as smartphones and tablet computers to view media, while also using more online services and downloading applications for various purposes, including entertainment, according to Accenture’s new 2012 Global Consumer Electronics Products and Services Usage Report.
El Segundo, Calif., January 5, 2012--Driven by rising demand for fast Internet access, particularly from China and other developing regions, the global broadband subscriber base is set to grow by nearly 60 percent in the coming years, with about 350 million new consumers projected to come online from 2011 to 2015.The number of broadband subscribers worldwide will amount to 949 million by 2015, up 58 percent from 600 million in 2011, according to an IHS iSuppli Broadband & Digitally Connected Home Market Tracker report from information and analysis provider IHS. This year, broadband subscribers will reach 676 million, up 13 percent from 2011.
Middlesex, UK, December 21, 2011--Global TV advertising grew by 3.5% in 2011 to $154 billion, despite the Eurozone crisis (which hit Spain, Greece, Ireland and many Eastern European territories the hardest), natural disasters (Japan, Thailand, the Philippines and Turkey) and the Arab Spring revolts. In contrast, economic booms in Latin America and Asia Pacific led to significant growth, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
Singapore, December 20, 2011--The worldwide pay-TV market will continue to grow to generate service revenues of $236 billion by the end of next year. Cable TV operators continue to face increasing competition from IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) services. Increasing broadband penetration and the growing number of people using Internet-connected devices are supporting subscriber growth in IPTV and OTT services.
Boston, Mass., December 9, 2011--Global consumer spend on online video has exploded in 2011, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, “Global OTT Video Forecast: Q4 2011.” Global online video spend will soar to $3.5 billion in 2011.
Scottsdale, Ariz., December 5, 2011-Internet-enabled TV devices, including Smart TVs, connected Blu-Ray players, game consoles, and streaming media players continue to grow their footprint within consumers’ homes. Already about 17 million US households currently own a connected TV, and ownership of streaming media players has nearly doubled since the end of 2010. Yet only a fraction of consumers that own an Internet-capable TV device actually connects it to the Internet to become over-the-top (OTT) video consumers. Despite this hurdle, the growing base of OTT-Video-capable US households is propelling the revenue for online video-on-demand (VoD) and electronic-sell-through (EST) to double by 2015, according to In-Stat research.
Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 21, 2011--The global market for GPS Navigation and Location Based Mobile Services to rise to $15.2 Billion in 2016, a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 22.7% according to IE Market Research Corporation (IEMR) report, Global GPS Navigation and Location Based Services Market Forecast, 2008 - 2016.