Just over half (52%) of the EU's 2,700 video-on-demand services are available in another EU country, according to public service body the European Audiovisual Observatory, which warns that this may make it hard for the national regulations of some countries to be observed by providers.
The penetration of managed IPTV services in Russia is set to double over the next five years to reach 10%, as operators continue their roll-outs and more viewers become aware of it, according to local consultants J'Son & Partners.
The number of digital TV homes in Eastern Europe will double between now and 2018 to reach 121mn, thanks to rapid progress for the region's analogue switchover initiatives, according to UK firm Digital TV Research.
It was allegedly Lord Leverhulme, the British soap tycoon, who complained that half his advertising budget was wasted. The trouble, he said, was that he didn’t know which half. Advertisers like to think they have improved measurement in the past hundred years, but now there is a new risk.
According to the results of Informa Telecoms & Media’s annual industry survey, innovation is a key priority for global telecoms and media players in 2013. Over 500 senior executives from across both these sectors were asked how their businesses and markets would perform in 2013 and the role innovation would play in driving future revenue growth.
When a company reveals usage stats at a conference, it’s usually a sign that the strategy it’s promoting is paying off. At TV Connect in Turkey two weeks ago a number of TV operators and content providers talked about take-up of their social TV activities. But it’s far from clear to me what the actual value of the new currency of “followers” and “likes” is.
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