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.
Pay-TV operators in Russia signed up to one and half times more subscribers than usual during the World Cup earlier this summer.
The BBC has revealed it received over 1.6 million requests during its recent Ultra HD trials for the World Cup and Wimbledon.
With just two matches left, football’s governing body is preparing to take legal action against the Saudi pirate that has been illegally retransmitting the World Cup.
The FIFA Football World Cup 2014 has provided internet TV platform Zattoo with record OTT viewership figures in Germany.
Football fans have been angered after the ITV Player failed to cope with the volume of traffic during Thursday’s World Cup opener between Brazil and Croatia.
England will not be a part of Sony’s 3D coverage of the World Cup unless the team progresses to the quarter-final stage – and even then seems unlikely to have a broadcaster to screen it.