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    Most TV homes will be digital by 2021

    Digital TV is expected to reach 98% of global television households in the next five years, a 185% leap since 2010 to 1.67 billion homes, according to the latest edition of the Digital TV world household forecasts report. By 2021, 98 countries will be completely digital, compared to only 24 at the end of 2015...
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    Sky expands reach of full HD Italian IPTV offer

    Video compression technology has been recognised as key to helping Sky in Italy halve the HD bandwidth of its full HD IPTV service. A recent upgrade involving video compression has enabled Sky to expand the reach of its full HD offering over an existing IP infrastructure. The broadcaster recently announced it had reduced the HD...
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    Netflix has lowest OTT US subscriber churn rates

    Netflix still leads the OTT market in the US, where 52% of all US broadband households were subscribed to the service by the end of 2015, according to research by Parks Associates.  The ‘OTT Video Market Tracker’ also showed that at the end of 2015, around 20% of US broadband households had cancelled at least...

Analysis & Opinion

  • Single millenials most likely to access SVOD

    While subscription VOD (SVOD) is used by 66% of millenials aged 18-34, it’s most used by single independents (78%) and least used by those who are starting a family (58%) according to recent research by Nielsen. Nielsen’s Total Audience Report for Q4 2015 found that ‘on their own’ single millenials averaging 27 years of age…

  • IoT @ IBC: “It’s a Wild West of creativity”

    Hugo Gernsback's TV Glasses

    Posted by Joanna Jones @ IBC 2015 The word “screen” implies both vision and division. When an audience consumes something on a screen (whether that’s on their phone, TV, iPad, whatever), they do so with a basic sense of separation from what they’re viewing. Well, according to those on the ‘Disrupting Storytelling: Wearables and what…

Facebook, Instagram and Sky case study: Game of Thrones

BT at IBC: 'unlocking the power of fibre IPTV'

IP&TV News tries out 4G Broadcast at the FA Cup Final

Thomas Riedl: “Google TV has evolved into Android TV”

Tesco and blinkbox: what went wrong?

Reed Hastings and 2030: is he right?