A new survey has found the majority of pay-TV providers have Android on their technology roadmaps, but only half are willing to pay a premium for the privledge.
Western Europe’s pay-TV markets continue to grow, successfully fighting off the challenge posed by OTT video and the region’s free-to-air TV offerings, according to Ovum research.
Despite concerns over the longer term viability of TV advertising, Ovum’s latest forecast shows that, on a global basis, revenue growth is expected to continue through to 2020.
BT’s decision to enter the premium TV sports market is paying off, according to Alex Green, the telco’s director of TV told the TV Connect conference in London.
A string of low cost pay-TV service launches have stimulated the Central and Eastern European TV sector to such an extent that more than half of the region’s homes have signed up to pay-TV services.
Most sub-Saharan countries, notably Nigeria and South Africa, will not achieve the ITU-mandated 2015 deadline to switch off their analogue terrestrial TV signals.
This summer’s football World Cup is proving to be the most accessible in the tournament’s history, with broadcast and streaming services available on up to 5.9 billion screens globally.
Broadcasters rate production of 3D content and channels as their lowest technology investment priority, according to Ovum. As a result, the lack of programming for consumers who have bought a 3D TV is set to continue.