Set-top box revenues in North America will decline 5% from 2008 to 2009, but volumes will actually rise, albeit at a relatively weak 9.3% annual rate over the same period, according to Austin based IMS Research. Globally, the company is forecasting a 2% decline in revenues from 2008 to 2009 on 5% volume growth.
Less than one in five Lithuanians (19%) claim to have sufficient information on the transition to digital broadcasting, according to a survey carried out by TNS Gallup for the incumbent telco TEO LT.
Over a quarter of digital TV viewers still rely on channel hopping to decide what to watch, spending more than a week per year channel surfing.
Nearly every home in Bahrain has satellite TV, according to a new survey reported in the Bahrain newspaper Gulf Daily News.
Over 6,500 TV channels can be received in the European Union and the candidate countries of Croatia and Turkey, according to the European Audiovisual Observatory.
At least 18 million TV sets have still to be converted to digital reception, according to the switchover body Digital UK. The figure represents about 30% of the 60 million sets in use.
The increasing availability of mobile handsets capable of receiving FTA analogue and digital terrestrial TV signals will adversely impact the prospects for dedicated mobile broadcast TV networks, according to a new report from Juniper Research.
L’Observatoire de l’équipement des foyers pour la réception de la télévision numérique has published its first study into digital television reception in France.
New figures from the regulator Ofcom show the number of homes receiving free-to-air satellite transmissions to be close to 900,000. Half of the 120,000 increase comes from the newly launched Freesat platform.
Europe’s digital economy is set to grow by up to 18% a year and could be worth €436 billion by 2012.