More than 20% of adult broadband users that stream video from an online subscription service are ‘cord cheaters,’ according to The Diffusion Group (TDG).
Pay-TV revenues in the Asia Pacific region (22 countries) will grow by $10 billion between 2014 and 2020, according to Digital TV Research. The Digital TV Asia Pacific Forecasts report estimates that pay-TV revenues will reach $41.52 billion by 2020.
The combined market share of Ziggo and UPC amounted to almost 54% of the Dutch TV-market at the end of 2014.
HbbTV has established itself in Germany: 92% of the connected TV sets sold in 2014 were compliant with the interactive multimedia standard, corresponding with 4.2 million devices, according to the latest figures released by industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform based on market data from GfK Retail & Technology.
Average TV viewing fell during 2014 with the heaviest viewers watching less of the small screen. But in a changing TV landscape the amount of viewing on tablets, smartphones and laptops continues to increase.
Amazon Prime Instant Video is currently the most-used video-on-demand (VOD) service in Germany with a market share of 33.2%. iTunes (Apple) and maxdome (ProSiebenSat.1) follow with 11.3% each.
Samsung’s market share of flat TVs reached 29.2% as of end-Decmeber 2014, up from 26.7% in 2013, according to IHS DisplaySearch.
A sustained flow of 4k content, driven by OTT services, is expected to lead to shipments of 11.6 million 4k sets when 2014 data is released.
The worldwide pay-TV market is expected to grow 5% in 2014, surpassing 924.4 million subscribers.
The number of fibre lines in the Netherlands grew to 2.3 million in 2014 from 1.95 million the year before, with penetration rising to 31% from 26%, according to data from the Telecompaper FTTH Monitor.