Monthly Archives: June 2012

Global digital TV penetration crosses halfway mark

About 370 million digital homes were added around the world between end-2007 and end-2011 – or an average of 93 million more digital homes each year.

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The UK leads Western Europe’s leading market for connected devices

The most adopted connected device is the game console, followed by tablets, PC media servers, connected TV/Blu-ray players and standalone set-top boxes.

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More US viewers watch TV on mobile devices

Interest in viewing television on mobile devices among adults climbed to 31 per cent in 2012 from 22 per cent in 2011, according to a survey by Beta Research.

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YouView will launch on July 4

The Humax set top box is priced at £299.95, and will give viewers their “favourite digital TV, video-on-demand and catch-up services from BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and others,” by plugging into their TV and broadband.

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US House to consider future of video

The subcommittee will examine how advances in consumer electronics, broadcasting, cable, satellite, the Internet and other platforms are changing how consumers access video content, how those changes are impacted by existing regulations, and what type of regimes should apply going … Continue reading

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Google TV will lauch in the UK next month

The Sony NSZ-GS7 set top box, priced at £200 would give access to thousands of Android apps including 150 apps as well as the BBC iPlayer, YouTube, and films on demand.

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Sky is struggling to catch up with consumer demand for digital innovation

“A few years ago, with the launch of Sky+ for example, we were ahead of the consumer. Nobody knew they wanted it, but we did. We’re no longer ahead of the consumer however, expectations are huge,” said Mike Darcey, BSkyB’s … Continue reading

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