Adoption of PC-to-TV connections in Europe exceeds adoption in the US.
The proliferation of streaming video alternatives, while still posing a long-term competitive challenge for traditional pay TV providers, may also be producing beneficial results across the service category, as indicated by a recent consumer survey from global research consultancy TNS.
The 4K/UltrHD format is the driver of growth within the flat panel television category, with US sales reaching $668 million so far this year.
Smart TV sales reached 90 million units worldwide in 2013 and will grow at 21% CAGR to reach 228 million in 2018, according to a new Smart TV report from Futuresource Consulting.
Streaming films and television shows on connected TV – including STBs, game consoles and smart TVs – is now the most satisfying and preferred viewing method, even before live TV.
The turnover with products and services from information technology, telecommunications and consumer electronics is expected to rise this year in Germany by 1.6% to a total of €153.4 billion euros, reports German industry association BITKOM with reference to market research conducted by the European Information Technology Observatory (EITO).
64% of US broadband households have an internet-connected CE and 55% have an OTT service subscription, according to Parks Associates.
The majority of Germans want telecommunications companies like Deutsche Telekom to cover the costs of nationwide provision of broadband internet access.
Set-top box market hits $4.8 billion 2Q14, but the market is seeing “mixed signals”, according to Infonetics Research.
New research from Tivo indicates a dramatic increase in multitasking during TV viewing: over half of the 856 survey respondents reported multitasking every time or almost every time they watch TV (51%); compared to just over one third (36%) in last year’s survey.