Informa Telecoms & Media

Informa: Netflix facing greater rights competition as rivals step up

Netflix will find it harder to secure premium content this year with increasing competition from incumbent pay TV operators and new OTT service operators, according to analysts. TV and digital media specialists at TBI publisher Informa Telecoms & Media are forecasting that 2014 will be the year that “the content rights pendulum will swing away […]

European advertising revenue decline continues

New research forecasts a further decline in TV advertising revenues in western Europe this year. TBI publisher Informa Telecoms & Media says the lingering effects of the Eurozone crisis mean that revenues will slide 2% this year after a 5% reverse in 2012. A separate forecast from Digital TV Research earlier this week singled out […]

HD TV continues rapid growth across the globe

The proportion of global TV households watching HD programming is expected to grow from under 14% at the end of last year to almost 42% by the end of 2017, according to TBI-publisher Informa Telecoms & Media’s latest Global HDTV Forecasts report. Informa Telecoms & Media predicts that the number of active HD households will […]

3D TV faces challenges but will top 100 million homes

The number of 3D TV homes will rocket from 13.5 million at the end of last year to over 100 million by 2017, according to TBI publisher Informa Telecoms & Media. However, the 3D TV sector faces several challenges including a lack of content, scarcity of channels, high production costs and the fact that many […]

Shock decline in pay TV numbers in Western Europe

The total number of pay TV subscribers in Western Europe has fallen for the first time ever. New research from TBI publisher Informa Telecoms & Media reveals that there were 92.6 million pay TV subscribers across the region at end-2012, a year-on-year decline of 380,000. Challenging economic times in the region were largely to blame […]