Total cross-platform television viewing times across the U.S. and major European markets are declining as consumers increasingly turn to non-linear platforms as a substitute for traditional TV viewing.
In terms of content and services, 2018’s console market surpassed even 2008, which held the previous record for peak spend, writes Steve Bailey, principal senior analyst, games, IHS Markit.
A leading analyst has found 22% of internet users in four markets – the United States, UK, Australia and India – are using voice-command technology to operate TVs and set-top boxes.
The global TV market grew 2.9% in 2018, reaching 221 million units, due to a sales surge in the first half of the year as many consumers upgraded their TVs to watch the Football World Cup.
The UK is due to leave the EU at the end of March, and television channels targeting EU countries will require new licences.
In India localised content is as important as pricing, when choosing a video service, writes Fateha Begum, associate director, connected devices and media consumption, IHS Markit.
Although overall TV shipments in the third quarter of 2018 were flat compared to the previous year, the average TV unit-shipment screen size increased more than any previous quarter in more than a year.
After declining unit-shipment volumes in 2017, global TV shipments are forecast to grow 3.6% year over year in 2018, with additional 1.4% growth in 2019.
Men aged between 25 and 34 are the most interested in the availability of Ultra High Definition (UHD), according to a new IHS Markit survey.
According to the Connected Devices and Media Consumption survey, TV content discovery is at the heart of the battle among TV and video providers to convince consumers that their user experience is both easy to use and truly personalised, writes Maria Rua Aguete, executive director, IHS Markit.