Ultra HD (UHD) is gaining popularity among German TV viewers. Seven out of ten households planning to buy a new TV set would opt for a UHD model.
The number of UK households with access to a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service has grown by three million over the last three months.
Five global platforms are expected to have a total of 678 million paying customers by 2025.
The open HbbTV standard is the leading TV app platform on TV sets in German households, followed by Samsung Tizen and Amazon Fire TV.
4.7 million television sets were sold in Germany in the first three quarters of 2020, according to data from GfK Retail & Technology released by Deutsche TV-Plattform.
T-Mobile’s TVision will not disrupt the pay-TV market in the US but will gain fans, says research firm GlobalData.
Swedish households purchased an additional 700,000 new SVOD-subscriptions during the past year.
There are 189 ultra-high-definition services available to consumers worldwide. Over three quarters of them are linear television channels, according to the Ultra HD Forum.
In Germany, around 4.1 million smart TV sets were sold in the first nine months of 2020 – almost 14% more than in the same period of the previous year (3.6 million).
The amount spent by Swedish households showed signs of stabilisation in the third quarter after the effects from the Coronavirus crisis in Q2.