eSports viewing on the rise

Viewing of eSports rose by 19% to account for six billion hours of viewing across the globe last year, and the eSports video market is expected to deliver US$1 billion in advertising revenues by 2020, according to IHS Markit. According to the research outfit’s eSports and the Future of TV report, online video remains the […]

IHS: pay TV revenues in CEE surpass €5 billion

Pay TV revenues in central and eastern Europe reached a total of €5.02 billion (US$5.56 billion) in 2015 with Poland the leading market in this region, according to new research. IHS’s ‘Central and Eastern Europe Pay TV Market Monitor’ report found that pay TV revenue in Poland increased from €1.62 billion in 2014 to €1.69 […]

IHS: Cable industry revenues near €23bn

The European cable industry’s total revenues were up 7.1% year-on-year in 2015 to €22.9 billion (US$25.4 billion), according to stats presented by an industry body at Cable Congress in Warsaw this morning. The numbers, which were compiled by research firm IHS and presented by Cable Europe, found that TV continues to be the main source […]

Netflix ’causes downturn in physical video spend’

There is a “clear correlation” between the launch of Netflix and a decline in spending on DVDs and Blu-rays, according to IHS. The research firm’s ‘Did Netflix Kill the Physical Video Market?’ report said that before Netflix launched its streaming service in the US in 2007, spending on buying and renting movies and TV series […]

IHS: Netflix integration ‘net positive’ for pay TV

Integrating Netflix has had a “net positive impact” on traditional pay TV operators like Virgin Media and BT, according to IHS. The research firm’s ‘Netflix on Pay TV: A Marriage of Convenience’ report claims that many of the operators working with Netflix have seen customer satisfaction ratings improve under the partnerships, “which have helped foster […]

Cord-cutting fears ‘validated’ by Q2 US pay TV figures

Pay TV companies in the United States posted their worst ever quarterly video subscriber losses in the second quarter, “validating industry cord-cutting fears,” according to IHS. The research firm claims that the pay TV companies shed a total of 658,450 subscribers in Q2, marking the first time that non-cable operators have lost video subscribers since […]

8K TV shipments to pass 900,000 units

Worldwide shipments of 8K Ultra High Definition TVs will climb from just 2,700 units in 2015 to 911,000 units in 2019, according to IHS. The research firm claims that the advent of 8K broadcasting in Japan for the 2020 Olympics will spur a “new round of resolution increases” and that large, 65-inch screen TVs will account […]

Netlfix ‘to double’ European subs base

Netflix will double its overall subs base in Europe, with the its leading market in the region, the UK, growing at an even faster rate, according to new research. As the US-listed streaming service continues its rapid expansion into new territories IHS Technology forecasts Netflix will grow its overall subscriber base from three million in […]

US cable posts strong start to 2015

US cable delivered a stronger performance in the first quarter of this year, losing only 132,900 subscribers, but the number of homes without any form of pay TV subscription is expected to continue to grow over the next five years, according to research by IHS. According to the research group, pay TV operators have improved […]

Content shifting consumers from IPTV to OTT

The content strategies of vendors will lead to global sales of OTT television retail set-top boxes exceeding telecom IPTV set-top shipments this year, according to research from IHS. According to the research group, 31 million retail OTT set-tops will be shipped in 2015, compared to 30 million IPTV boxes shipped by telcos. The upsurge in […]