The Italian media are currently fending off a so-called ‘French invasion’. A total of 177 takeovers of Italian companies by the French took place between 2012 and 2016, while Vivendi SA is currently fighting for power at Mediaset SpA and Telecom Italia SpA.
4K Ultra HD (UHD) as a home entertainment format has firmly planted its stake in the market, according to Futuresource Consulting, but it remains some way off reaching levels of mass market adoption.
Virtual Reality standalone services are set to drive market development through compelling content, according to ABI Research, who forecasts that VR device shipments will hit 110m by 2021.
It’s true, online pirates are becoming more sophisticated. They’re always adapting their approach to steal viewers from legitimate providers. And with widespread access to broadband, devices and plugins it is becoming easier than ever for them to pirate your content.
“Go OTT or go home” — for the TV industry, that’s 2017 in five words. OTT hasn’t merely joined the mainstream; it’s driving global broadcast strategies.
Pay TV revenues for the 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa covered in the new edition of the Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts report will reach $4 billion in 2021 – down from $5 billion forecast in the last edition.
The churn rate for OTT video services is 19% of US broadband households, indicating roughly one in five households have cancelled an OTT service in the past 12 months.
The BBC is promising to counter so-called fake news through its Reality Check assessments.
The introduction of ‘skinny bundles’ with very limited number of channels is driving the minimum price down in select countries such as Canada and Denmark.
The penetration of connected TVs among US broadband households has increased nearly 50% since 2013, from 50% to 74% at year-end 2016, according to The Diffusion Group (TDG).