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  • Sky Q goes on sale in UK

    Sky’s next generation home entertainment system Sky Q is available to buy now in the UK. Claiming to completely reinvent the viewing experience, Sky Q gives viewers the option to pause in one room and carry on in another, as well as the ability to take recordings with you wherever you go – a first…

  • Report: recommendation engines will drive 75% of all viewing

    Following the news that Comcast’s Brian Curtis will be presenting on recommendations at this year’s TV Connect (26th – 28th April, London), fresh research suggests that recommendation-driven guides will drive 75% of all TV viewing within ten years. The forecast comes courtesy of The Diffusion Group, who attest that US multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) will rapidly…

  • 35% of Millennials will watch Super Bowl on connected TV

    35% of Millennials said they plan to watch Super Bowl 50 via a connected TV, and more than 25% said they are very likely to download an app to watch, according a new Adobe Digital Index (ADI) survey of more than 400 US consumers. The survey found Millennials leading this shift in consumption overall, with…

  • IP&TV News Roundtable: Partnerships Driving the Smart Home

    IP&TV News Roundtable: Partnerships Driving the Smart Home

    If you were at CES last month, no doubt you would have been immersed in IoT in general and the Smart Home in particular – specifically regarding interoperability, partnerships and innovative business models. IP&TV News’ Chris Read decided to gather the thoughts of some leading solutions providers and research experts in the ecosystem, to sound them…

  • Average US monthly SVOD spend tops $6, says report

    Average monthly spending on Internet-based subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services among US broadband households has increased from $3.71 per month in 2012 to $6.19 per month in 2015. The figures come from a new research report by Parks Associates, which explains that, while a typical price point for a subscription service is $7-$10, several niche services are available…

  • TDG: 32% of OTT users prefer smart TVs

    Despite the widespread availability of inexpensive ancillary TV streaming devices, new TDG research finds that 32% of OTT TV users prefer having the native connectivity of a smart TV. When asked which TV streaming platform they prefer, 32% of OTT TV Users selected their smart TV. (Interestingly, this is pretty much equal to the penetration…

  • BBC: 64% welcome (clearly branded) content marketing

    BBC StoryWorks (the content marketing arm of the BBC Advertising) has published results from a new study examining the effect content marketing can have on consumer perception. The study, titled ‘The Science of Engagement’, combined traditional research metrics with facial coding. It found that exposure to content-led marketing can significantly improve consumers’ positivity towards the…

  • Ovum identifies streaming trends from CES

    Rob Gallagher

    Leading research firm Ovum has released a selection of top trends discernible from the show floor at CES in Las Vegas earlier this month. Chief among them, in terms of their relevance for OTT, was the expected effect the global Netflix expansion – making the service available in a further 130 countries – would have for consumer electronics…

  • Exclusive: The changing face of TV Connect

    TV Connect (26th - 28th April 2016 ExCeL, London)

    Conference regular? If so, you’ll have doubtless had the experience of waiting for an enticing looking keynote or panel discussion, and in the meantime listening to something at best irrelevant and at worst boring. Well, for delegates at this year’s TV Connect, it could well be that this experience proves a thing of the past:…

  • YouTube inspires original TV content boom globally

    Posted by Adam Idle More than 8,500 new TV and SVOD programme concepts were launched in 2015 in the 44 countries monitored by NOTA, Eurodata TV Worldwide’s tracking service. More than half of these new programmes are original and local creations. Series spearhead the new programming figures (40%) followed by factual programmes – magazines, documentaries…

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