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IPTV fuels payment gateway market 17 May 2016

According to Global Residential Gateway Market 2015-2019 report, the global payment gateway market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.82% during the period. This demand is fueled by the growth of IPTV (Internet Protocol TV). It is expected that features like multi-screen viewing, video on demand service like options on TV, and TVOD …

Digital TV soars ahead 13 May 2016

According to Digital TV Research, 40% of TV households in the world are digital. From 2010 to 2015, around 584 million digital TV homes were added across 138 countries. Out of which, 156 million were digital terrestrial TV, 231 million were digital cable, IPTV 88 million and Satellite PayTV was 67 million. In this video …

IPTV growth rate highest this quarter 10 May 2016

World-wide IPTV subscriber numbers are growing at a better pace than last quarter, according to Point Topic. Around 3.7 million new IPTV subscribers were added in Q4 2015. IPTV service is mostly taken up by users from their broadband operators. “Focus on the newly acquired satellite TV services meant that the U.S. service provider AT&T …

Pay TV Downgrades Linked To OTT 09 May 2016

According to a study by The Diffusion Group, viewers who are looking to downgrade their Pay TV packages, spend less than 25% of their viewing time on video streaming. It is expected that many streaming video viewers will cut down on their Pay TV packages in the coming few months. Video streaming services are becoming …

7 day rating time becoming irrelevant in the VOD age 06 May 2016

In the age of Video-on-demand, Live-plus-7-day rating time is becoming irrelevant for advertisers according to Nielsen’s senior VP of audience insights, Glenn Enoch. An increase of 4% to 58% can be seen after the 7-day period depending on the genre. Reality shows fared poorest in the extended time, while animated comedy shows scored highest. The …

OTT video services on demand at NAB 2016 21 April 2016

OTT is hot at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. Not surprising that both consumers and providers are equally enthusiastic about OTT video services. Early this week, Amazon announced a stand alone video streaming service to take on Netflix and Hulu. Also membership on Prime now has a monthly option of $8.99 instead of …

27% of films on VOD & SVOD in Europe are European 21 April 2016

A report by European Audiovisual Observatory for the European Commission analyzed data from 75 different video-on-demand (VoD) services and 16 subscription VoD online services. It was found out that 27% of all the films available on video-on-demand in Europe are European films. Compared to that, the number is 59% for US films. 30% of films …

Just 11% use VOD streaming in Hong Kong 20 April 2016

Today watching TV is no longer confined to sitting in front of one in the living room. Live streaming and on-demand IPTV services on mobile & other devices are catching up. According to a study by Nielsen, only 11% of viewers in Hong Kong stream VOD content directly from an online provider like Netflix or …

4K is on-demand at NAB 2016 19 April 2016

With IPTV platforms growing everyday, 4K is the buzz word at NAB 2016.  According to a survey carried out by Frank N. Magid Associates, around 70% of connected TV owners feel interested in the new ATSC 3.0 standards and 60% of them are looking at 4K for their next TV. Also more than 50% of them want …

IPTV grows in W.Europe as operators move from PayTV to digital 13 April 2016

According to a report from Digital TV Research, IPTV numbers have overtaken PayTV households in Western Europe in 2015. It is also predicted that IPTV subscriptions in Western Europe will increase by around 27% to 7 million by 2021. Revenues from IPTV platform will increase by $1.2B in that time too. PayTV subscribers will reduce …

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