Netflix use in US tops DVR for the first time

For the first time, more US adults now report having Netflix in their home than a DVR, according to Leichtman Research. The new study found that 54% US adults have Netflix, while 53% have a DVR. By comparison, in 2011 Netflix usage stood at just 28%, while DVR ownership was 44%. “On-demand and time shifting […]

Viewpoint: Coming up next… consolidation

Simon Murray, Digital TV Research Few were surprised by BSkyB’s announcement in late July that it wanted to buy 21st Century Fox’s stakes in Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland – the three companies have been cooperating for some time. Several ex-Sky senior managers work in Germany and Italy, while the firms share the same technologies. […]

UK viewers watch four hours of TV a day

New data reveals that viewers in the UK watched an average of four hours, one minute a day of linear TV on a TV set. The total falls slightly below the record set in 2011, but viewing on devices other than a TV set increased. Ratings organisation BARB measured the overall viewing times and Thinkbox, […]