Digital video in the Nordics will account for more than half of all home video spend this year — making it the first market to reach the digital tipping point. Overall, the global installed base of TV-centric connected devices surpassed one billion units in 2013 and will exceed two billion by 2017.
Global ownership of personal devices has soared from 2.8 billion in 2013, and on track to reach 4.4 billion by 2017.
North American over-the-top (OTT) video spending continues to grow as we go through an era where individuals address their viewing needs through on-demand services across multiple connected devices.
OTT video market was up 47 percent totaling $8.9 billion in 2013. By 2019 it will more than double to $18.1 billion.
Around half of all viewers to the two main BBC television channels are over 60 years of age, yet this age group makes up less than a quarter of the population of the United Kingdom.
The share of the public service channels has fallen from 76% of all television viewing in 2003 to 53% in 2013.
Following a relatively flat three-year period, the global pay-TV set-top box (STB) market managed to achieve the highest annual revenue total in its history during 2013, setting the stage for continued growth through 2015, according to IHS.
Worldwide digital STB shipment revenue last year totaled $20.3 billion.
The Multiscreen Index, published by informitv, shows a 1.4% increase in digital television subscriber numbers across 100 leading pay-television services around the world in the first quarter of 2014.
Providers collectively gained 4.17 million video customers over three months and 17.43 million year on year, an increase of 5.2%.
According to Leichtman Research, over the past year in the U.S. market, the largest pay-TV providers cumulatively lost about 40,000 subscribers – similar to the losses during the prior year. The largest broadband providers added about 2.7 million subscribers – similar to the prior year.
Meanwhile, Netflix added about 6.5 million new video streaming service subscribers, and still growing strong.
ESPN’s coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup continues to track well above 2010, averaging 3.72 million viewers through the first 23 matches from Brazil.
That represents a 26% increase over the 2.95 million through the first 23 matches in South Africa in 2010.
European pay-TV revenues will reach $40.35 billion in 2014, that’s up from $36.87 billion in 2010, according to Digital TV Research. The 2014 total will only increase by 0.6% on 2013, as ARPUs are hit by competition or the transition of double-play and triple-play bundles.
Satellite TV will contribute 45.6 percent of the pay-TV revenues in 2014.