Global Pay-TV On-Demand Market: Regional disparities in the transition to new technology | 02 May 13 Video-on-Demand services have become a key feature of digital TV services in the past five years, with the introduction of new technology enabling the delivery of a vast amount of content. While on-demand services were originally used to offer the customer premium videos, generating additional revenues, changes in technology have resulted in shifts in business models and the type of content available with on-demand now being used as a customer retention mechanism. However, a clear time lag exists between developing and developed markets in the uptake and availability of VoD. This report analyses the disparities in VoD technology across six regions (Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, North America, Central and South America, Asia-Pacific and Middle East and Africa). Using data from IHS Screen Digest's Television Intelligence service we look at regional differences in the number of enabled homes by VoD technology (near-, push-, IP- and True-VoD) and the impact this has on revenues and content consumption.
State of the Canadian pay TV operator market: Q4 2012: Pay TV penetration on the decline | 24 Apr 13 tags › Canada has one of the highest pay TV penetrations in the world, estimated to reach nearly 90 per cent at year-end 2012, but like the US, IHS Screen Digest expects that pay TV penetration will be on a relentless yet shallow decline through 2017, as many newly formed households are less likely to take a traditional pay TV subscription because of high price points and an emerging OTT business.
IPTV Market Monitor: Q4 2012 | 12 Apr 13 This Market Monitor examines the global IPTV market as covered in Screen Digest's Television Intelligence service. Approximately 150 companies across six regions (North America, Western and Eastern Europe, MEA, Asia-Pacific and Latin America) are assessed on an ongoing basis as part of our research into the IPTV sector. The report combines data and analyst commentary to examine trends in uptake, revenue, TV household and digital TV penetration, business models and regulatory changes in Q4 2012.
My-HD Media to launch low-cost HD package in MENA | 17 May 13 tags › My-HD Media, a Dubai-based satellite TV operator is launching a low-cost HD channels package for the MENA region. The package comprises around 25 HD channels and among them all eight of MBC HD channels....
TalkTalk overtakes competitors in quarterly TV net additions | 15 May 13 tags › UK internet service provider TalkTalk has significantly reduced the price of its broadband and telephony bundle - the latest major packaging adjustment in the fast-changing UK TV and broadband market....
BT raises pressure on BSkyB with free BT Sport offer | 10 May 13 tags › BT will offer three pay TV sports channels for no extra charge to its broadband subscribers, a move aimed at defending its leadership of the UK broadband market and to offer a lower cost pay TV alternative to...
Ultra High Definition TV: the full review of UHD-1 | 22 Apr 13 Following on from the initial presentation of research in February and March 2013, IHS has completed its world-leading summary of opportunity for UHD-1, Ultra High Definition television often referred to as 4k. In this presentation we extend our forecast period to 2025 and review not only the development of ecosystems needed (typified by the development of HD TV), but review each of the key trends in capture, TV sets, set-top box, pay TV strategy and TV channels strategy. Ultimately we expect the technical ecosystem for UHD to be mature and in the market by 2017, and commercial mass market to be attained around 2023. This presentation was given by Tom Morrod on behalf of SES in April 2013.
Transactional Movies: The Global Picture in 2012 and Beyond | 14 Mar 13 What are the major trends in the worldwide distribution of transactional movies in 2012? What factors are shaping movie consumption and consumer spending in key markets? What are the catalysts for growth and decline on a regional and global scale and where are they centered?